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Director Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ seeks to explain the lives of ordinary Tibetans while avoiding political ideology

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ema Tseden is the first filmmaker in China to tell stories entirely in the Tibetan language, and his "Tharlo" was able to pass the scrutiny of censors to secure a wide release in the country.
8 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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