The Sweet Requiem

Opened Friday, July 12

In Person Events

  • Fri Jul 19 : 

    Q&A w/ prod. Shrihari Sathe & Tibetan writer Jamyang Norbu at 8:00!

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  • Sat Jul 20 : 

    Q&A w/ prod. Shrihari Sathe & Tibetan musician Tenzin Dorjee at 8:00!

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  • Sun Jul 21 : 

    Q&A w/ prod. Shrihari Sathe & Tibetan activist Sonam Wangdue at 8:00!

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At age 8, Dolkar and her father fled their home in Tibet, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, India, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past reveals long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth.

With stunning cinematography and skillfully subdued tension, THE SWEET REQUIEM, from the filmmaking team behind Dreaming Lhasa (HRWFF, 2006) and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom (HRWFF, 2010), is an unforgettable reflection on an ongoing but too often forgotten refugee crisis.

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival; Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF)

  • Country India/USA
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Director Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
  • Writer Tenzing Sonam
  • Editor Jabeen Merchant
  • Cinematographer David McFarland
  • Cast Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang Tamang