The Silent Holy Stones (2005) Tibet
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Director:Padma Tseten
Date Added:2010-05-07
Tags: Buddhism drama

Comments: Padma Tseten was born in the Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province. He holds a post-graduate degree in Tibetan language and literature from Northwest University, and also studied at the Beijing Film Academy. He has directed the short film, The Grassland and the documentary, Tibet Shaman. His features include The Silent Holy Stone andThe Old Dog and The Search.

Summary: The Silent Holy Stones is Director Padma Tseten's debut feature from the preeminent Tibetan filmmaker working today. The Silent Holy Stones is a restrained, unhurried story of a 10-year old Tibetan monk who has the chance to spend a few days at New Year with his family in their village a day's horse-ride away. The boy's journey to his village and back to the monastery bring to light the intertwined forces of westernization and consumerism that are a powerful presence even in a small Tibetan farming community.