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NYC - Film Screening - High Train to Tibet

High Train to Tibet by Patrick Morell

The Explorers Club cordially invites you to the New York premiere screening of High Train to Tibet: the world's highest train, a documentary film about the impact of the 2006 completion of the Qinghai—Tibet railway which for the first time provides an easier access between the high Tibetan plateau and the outside world. This film explores the political, cultural and social implications of this new accessibility for both Tibet and China.

Opening in July 2006, the final segment of the highest train in the world, from Beijing to Lhasa is a technical feat. But is it not also a threat to the survival of the cultural and religious identity of Tibet?

For thousands of years the indigenous people of the Tibetan Plateau lived in relative isolation, surviving as a devout nomadic agrarian society, following the teachings of the Dalai Lamas, including the current one. Today the railway completed in 2006 has opened up this region bringing a wave of Chinese migration from Beijing to Lhasa and to the Tibetan Autonomous Region. What does this train mean for survival of the culture of the Tibetan Nomads and how has it affected and will it continue to affect their lives? These are the questions explored in the High Train to Tibet- an epic and exciting look at one of humanity’s most ancient and heroic people.

Running Time: 90 minutes

Date: 2/24/2015

Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Screening

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

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