THE TIBETAN PHOTO PROJECT presents with CAMERAS FOR CULTURES A BEGGING BOWL Production A TIBETAN PHOTO PROJECT Film FILMED IN INDIA AT THE TIBETAN EXILE COMMUNITIES IN DHARAMSALA, MAJNU KA TILLA, and MUNGOD
"SAVE TIBET... WHY?" Director of Photography JOE MICKEY Edited by JOE MICKEY Music by JACOB L. DAVIS, JEFF CALHOUN, NAMGYALl YESHI-SPIRTUAL NOMAD, NATURE and CORDELIA SHAMPANIER Executive Producers JOE MICKEY, CONNIE KORBEL-MICKEY Producer SAZZY VARGA-CALHOUN
Save Tibet...Why? (60 min approx) Produced by Joe Mickey and Sazzy Varga is the sequel to Visually as The Tibetan Photo Project co-founders return to India for an update that is again directed in Tibetan communities by Tibetans. Through the 10 years of work by The Tibetan Project, Mickey and Varga are given unique access into the communities and lives of Tibetans. Mickey has been a photographer, film maker and teacher for over 40 years. Varga works as a producer, actress and model in the Hollywood community. This will be a very special advance screening of this new film, scheduled for release world-wide through screening parties scheduled around the world later this year.
An Advance review on "Save Tibet ... Why?"
John and his wife Laura have been long time supporters of The Tibetan Photo Project.
We sent him an advance, not quite polished on sound levels etc, but here is what he had to say on first look
"Joe, Laura and I watched the advance copy of Save Tibet... Why? last night and we were both bowled over by it. It struck me that you have encapsulated the feelings as much as the reasons why Tibetans are important to you and Sazzy. The sense of the preciousness of what Tibetans have to share comes across in a very unique and intimate way. I'm sure that most viewers will learn a lot about the Tibetan people and their struggle and come away with an understanding of the cost of China's occupation of Tibet that is deeper rooted. Congratulations to you and Sazzy for creating something truly beautiful."
What people who held a world premeir have said about "Save Tibet...Why?
In Colorado Springs the screening by Jennifer Hunt raised $102 in donations and she said, "Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the film very much!"
In Riverview, Michigan, David Lynch said, "Screening ROCKED!!! People left with a new awareness for the plight of Tibet. Comments about our communication and efforts with you and for you: Joe and Sazzy you guys are AWESOME! Held this screening at my home and want to hold one at Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center in Ann Arbor and then float the disc to all the other Jewel Heart Centers for them to screen at a date that fits into the centers schedule. Thank you for allowing me to participate in such an amazing event. Photos to follow in a later email."
Wazza said, "Here are a couple of photo's of some of the people that watched my private screening of " Save Tibet ... Why ?" The photos I got taken with the Tibetan Flag to so Solidarity with The Tibetan People .It was @ my place of work which is a Sound Healing Place where we use Gongs ,Didjeridoos , Crystal Bowls and Tibetan Singing Bowls . Hope the screenings all go well . Thank you for this opportunity." Wazza
Lori Allen said, "Hi Joe! Just got home from my premier party! I had 7 guests and ended up with $51 in donations as well. I will post pics as soon as I can!"
France in Auckland, New Zealand said, "It's 11:30 p.m. in Auckland and our guests have just left after watching "Save Tibet. . . Why?" A good time was had by all."
"Dear Joe and Sazzy, The screening of a film took a place today at 5pm in Bratislava. All happened in a kind, respectful and peaceful atmosphere. We had about 25 people there and there will be a video and photos from it. It will take a few days cause I dont have my laptop here but I will do my best to post some asap. A good luck with the rest of screenings and thank you both for a wonderful job." Monika - Bratislava
Dear Joe Mickey and Sazzy Varga,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter along with the Tibetan Photo Project’s DVDs, “Save Tibet…Why?” which were presented for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
His Holiness is presently out of station and on his return we shall present them to him.
Your thoughtful gesture is much appreciated.
With best wishes,
Tsultrim Dorjee Administrative Assistant
Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Thekchen Choeling McLeod Ganj - 176 219 Dharamsala, (H.P.) INDIA
"Hi Joe & Sazzy, really thank you, what you guys do is truly inspiring and life-changing; film, photography, video... it's powerful! These are beautiful and profound stories and we are privileged to hear and see them. So happy to be one of the many many people involved. Peace."
**** “Hi Joe and Sazzy! Just previewed the film and it is amazing! Thanks so much for the opportunity to introduce this film to my community”
“We received the disk and it played ok with no flaws! We just loved it. Great work Joe and Sazzy, the images are beautiful! The contrast between the peaceful, happy Tibetans and the Chinese brutality is stark and poignant. Bishop Desmond Tutu's speech (and dance) is outstanding! That lady in the hat who comes right up to the camera and smiles, and the baby, really imprint themselves on my mind, and the little details, the intimate insight into the lives of the Tibetans from their own perspective. Opens a new door into Tibet and why we must save it, get China out of Tibet, and repatriate His Holiness, and why we must do it now, in his lifetime.
...Going to give this everything I can to make it a success for us and you and HH and the people of Tibet, and try and raise as much as we can to help you continue this work. Love the unique concept, can you get more cameras ...
So looking forward to our World Premiere Screening Party, will keep in touch re progress. Thanks again for this beautiful film Joe and Sazzy, you're beautiful people to do this you know. By the way - loved the end credits - hilarious!”
“...and yes, we will send you photos of our event. Thanks for putting together this important documentary!”
“Such a beautiful film! I just cried. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so blessed to have seen it. I cant wait to bless others by showing it to them. Thank you, Joe and Sazzy!”
"I got my copy the other day and I played it at home and was truly blown away by the ...film. Your passion shows through the lens of the camera. Thank you so very much for making such an important film. Thanks again for your awesome vision and great passion"
...AWESOME JOB !!!! Really ... Congratulations! You and Sazzy and the entire team ought to be very proud. Thank you so much for all you are doing. You are blessed.
Photos from just a few of the place the WORLD PREMIER of Save Tibet...Why? Will took place:
Brataslava- (click image to enlarge)
Schoten Belgiumand one of Antwerp football team in St Jansplein Antwerp (click image to enlarge)
Brugge the three singing nuns,who got 15 years of prison, while singing a song to praise HH dalai lama. These three live in Belgium permanent. (click image to enlarge)
One nun is now selling Belgian waffles for the yushu victims. (click image to enlarge)
And one in front of europian parliament. (click image to enlarge)
Command Central for the planning of the Coona, Austraila show! (click image to enlarge)
Hair Nirvana/Arizona MaLa - a peaceful place for Hair and Art, supporting the cultures of Tibet and Native America in Scottsdale, AZ.
We had our premiere screening of our new film, “Save Tibet... Why?” Saturday, October 23, 2010. Because of all of you this was a world-wide premier event!
We offered 110 DVD's free to the first 110 who promise to host a screening party or any form of public screening on the 10.23.10 date.
Some of the places that made this event possible include:
Zuid Holland, The Netherlands Toronto, Ontario Canada Riverview, Michigan Stupava, Slovakia Umeå, Sweden Sint Andries Brugge, Belgium Brantford Ontario, Canada Scottsdale, AZ Montreal, Quebec, Canada Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Charlestown, MA 02129 Bicton WA, Australia Evansville, IN Neshkoro, WI Decatur, GA North Little Rock, AR Norcross, GA Bangalore, India Redondo Beach, Ca. Hammond, IN Townsend, Ma Belchertown, MA New Boston, TX Venice, CA North Garden, VA Maisons-Alfort, France Albany, New Zealand Bosnia and Herzegovina College Park,SA-AUSTRALIA Hamilton Hill,Western Australia Westminster, CO 92683 Carrbrook, Stalybridge, UK Colorado Springs, Co Santa Fe, NM Binnaway, Australia Dunedin, New Zealand San Francisco, CA Cullman, Al. Buranda Queensland, Australia Wroclaw, Poland Ausstellungsstrasse, Austria Lopez WA Las Vegas, NV Melbourne Victoria, Australia Port Coquitlam, BC Canada Madeira Islands - Portugal Louisville, KY St Sauveur des Monts, Canada Houston, Tx Ft. Pierce, Fl. Carterton, New Zealand Jackson hHeights Ny Berkeley, CA Archena-Murcia, Spain Las Vegas, NV VILLEMOMBLE - FRANCE Brighton, UK Saint Martin, French West Indies Taylors, South Carolina Norfolk,VA Dharamsala Dist Kangra, HP India Saugerties, NY Groniningen, Netherlands Orlando, FL Schoten, Belgium Montpellier, France London, United Kingdom Victoria, BC San Luis Opispo Ca 93401 Apple Valley, MN Chartres, France Belmont, CA Brantford Ontario, Canada Pownal, ME Decatur, GA 30033 Kranj, Slovenia London, United Kingdom
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