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Within a culture long revered for spirituality and a high value placed on inner beauty, a maverick Tibetan promoter engages in a most un-Tibetan undertaking: a western-style beauty pageant. Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile follows Tenzin Khecheo, a Tibetan-American teenager from Minnesota as she travels to the Indian Himalayas to compete in this “beauty pageant with a difference.”

Pageant founder Lobsang Wangyal seeks to fill a void within the Tibetan exile community by bringing a bit of glamour into his corner of the world. Complete with catwalks and evening gowns, he sees his pageant as an opportunity for exiled Tibetan women to both immerse themselves in Tibetan culture and to add their voices to global fight for a free Tibet by using the pageant as a unlikely political platform.

Episodes : 1

Runtime : 60 mins

Production Company : A Flying Pieces Production.

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Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile - Festivals & Awards:

 

International Premiere - All Lights India International Film Festival : November 16-19, 2015

Flyway Film Festival - October 24, 2015 : Minnesota/Wisconsin Featured Documentary

Global Peace Film Festival - October 3rd & 4th, 2015

Himalayan International Film Festival - August 22, 2015

Asian American International Film Festival - July 25, 2015

San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) - June 5 & 11, 2015

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival - April 18 & 26, 2015

Rochester International Film Festival - April 19, 2015

 

Press Quotes


“Miss Tibet offers a unique roots-finding story that offers insight into the translation of tradition and cultural identity, a beautiful, but precarious balance.”

                                                                      Bust Magazine

 

 

“A moving coming of age documentary”

                                                                      Film Festivals.com



“an incisive portrait of a younger generation of Tibetan exiles who long to embrace their ethnic identity and raise their voices in political activism, even if it means traversing a catwalk or two along the way.”

                                                                     The Hollywood Reporter

 

 “Fascinating and beautiful”

                                                                      Jim Walsh, MinnPost