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FILM FESTIVAL — SOCIALLY RELEVANT! — SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL March 16-22

 

SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL March 16-22

2nd Edition Showcases a Broader Slate of Timely, Issue Oriented Films

 

The 2nd edition of the SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK runs from March 16 – 22, 2015 at Tribeca Cinemas, Maysles Cinema and SVA.

The festival’s timely and socially engaging selection offers World and U.S. premieres, in addition to a slate of tributes and industry panels.

Films from over 30 countries including Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Palestine, Patagonia, Peru, Romania, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tibet, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and the USA will be screened in 4 venues.

SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK is a new not-for-profit film festival showcasing socially relevant film content. The films selected raise awareness to social problems and current issues.

The Festival was inaugurated in March 2014 with a program of 55 films from 18 countries at the Quad Cinema. Nora Armani, Actor/Filmmaker and Founding Artistic Director of SR, created the festival in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. “I strongly believe that the violence portrayed on our screens and in video games is responsible for the banalization of evil in our societies and the proliferation of violent forms of communication. Most films today encourage mis-representation, reinforce stereotypes and create an escapist passive attitude in youth and adults towards major social issues. In reverse, simply by focusing more on socially relevant themes, positive social change can be promoted through the powerful medium of cinema.”

Why SR is so socially relevant this year?

This year’s lineup includes films that address a wide range of issues including:

  • Gun control & police brutality

  • Race relations & discrimination

  • Violence against women & empowering women

  • LGBT rights

  • Conflict in the Mideast

  • The environment & climate change

  • The US economy & oil rush

  • Immigration & exile

 

The Festival opens with

the US premiere of the Turkish/German/French co-production

COME TO MY VOICE (WERE DENGÊ MIN), directed by Hϋseyin Karabey,

which will screen at CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium 365 5th Avenue on March 16th, and is by invitation through the Festival. The film premiered at the Berlinale in 2014. Sponsored by the German Consulate General in New York in partnership with SR Film Fest and MEMEAC (Middle East Middle East America Center) at CUNY Graduate Center.

The opening party will be held at the newly opened and modern Botequim Brazilian Restaurant near Union Square on Monday, March 16th, sponsored by One Five Hospitality and Fair Vodka.

Industry Panels will be held at the School of Visual Arts MFA SocDoc (136 W 21st Street, in Chelsea). The panels will address such issues as: Distribution, Storytelling and Diversity Casting.

The closing party and awards ceremony is Sunday, March 22nd, also at Botequim Brazilian Restaurant.

The Festival’s other sponsors and partners include: Unifrance, The French Embassy Cultural Services, Cinema Libre Studio, MFA SocDoc School of Visual Arts, The Left Tilt Fund, Alouette Communications, IndiePix, Film Freeway, Final Draft, InkTip, The Candy Factory, Copenhagen Restaurant, Dailymotion, French Morning, Go Magazine, and a number of Industry and Media partners and supporters (see website for full list).

For tickets and more information visit the web site: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org.

Below is a list of the competition titles and highlights:

Screenings will take place at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street

Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave (Between 127th and 128th Streets)

The Center for Remembering& Sharing (CRS), 123 4th Avenue near Union Square

Industry Panels will take place at SVA MFA SocDoc in Chelsea, 136 W 21st Street, 1st Floor, Chelsea

 

Nora ARMANI

Founding Artistic Director of SR, Actor & Filmmaker

Nora Armani is an award-winning actor/filmmaker with International stage and screen credits in many languages. She has curated and organized film events, and guest-curated film festivals internationally and in the US:  AFI in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Under her Paris-based film production company Square Mango Films, she has also organized film events with The Pompidou Center in Paris, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) London, The British Library, Cine Lumière London, Edinburgh Film Festival, Kerala Film Festival India, Birmingham, Inverness and Cardiff. She has presented papers at conferences such as Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) at Harvard University and Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and LSE Media Studies, on Sergei Paradjanov, Cultural Identity in Cinema, and Socially Relevant films and their power is promoting positive social change. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Sociology from The London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA in Sociology and English from AUC.

As feature film producer Armani’s films were screened in the official selections of the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), IFF Rotterdam (Competition), Paris, London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Denver, Oregon, Monaco, Shanghai, and New York. As a filmmaker Nora recently wrote & directed her debut film, ‘Moving Stories’ that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and screened at a number of US, and International Film Festivals.

Nora recently worked as an actor on two feature films: Bourek by Vladan Nikolic, and Good Funk by Adam Kritzer, and two shorts: Hungry by Jillie Simon and Derya by Yonca Talu. Nora is currently based in New York after many years in Los Angeles and Paris. For full bio and filmography visit her websiteor on IMDb.

 

Official Selection SR Film Fest

Narrative Feature Competition – Full List (In alphabetic order)

 

1. Come To My Voice (Were Dengệ Min) – 101′- Germany/Turkey/France – 2014 – (US Premiere)

Directed by Hϋseyin Karabey

Opening Night Film at CUNY Graduate Center – Note: Screens out of competition

In a remote Kurdish mountain village, little Jiyan is worried about her father who is arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will be released when his family surrenders his gun. Only he has never possessed one! With her grandmother Jiyan embarks on a journey crossing mountains and valleys to find the elusive gun and save her father from prison.

Themes: Discrimination, Gun control, Turkish/Kurdish conflict

The film was screened at the Berlinale in 2014

Sponsored by the German Consulate General New York and MEMEAC CUNY

 

2. Destination: Planet Negro -102′- USA 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Kevin Willmott

In this slapstick comedy we see a witty satire about influential African-American figures, W.E.B DuBois and George Washington Carver. They time warp to the present to discover unbelievable developments like young men with drooping pants and the election of a black president.

Themes: Race Relations in the USA

Q & A with the director or producer or actors

 

3. The Challat of Tunis -90′ – Tunisia, France, Canada, UAE – 2014 – (US Premiere)

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

A man on a motorcycle known as The Challat terrorizes the women of Tunisia by slashing their bottoms with a razor. Ten years after these ‘incidents’ a young determined film director decides to investigate the mystery of the Challat of Tunis.

Themes: Violence against women, video games, empowering women and girls

Tunisian Ambassador will be present (tbc)

 

4. We Will Live Somewhere Else – 75′-France – 2013 – (US Premiere)

Directed by Nicolas Karolszyk

The story of a struggling African man named Zola who embarks on a dangerous sea journey to across the sea to France in hopes of finding answers and a better life…

Themes: Immigration, Racial discrimination

Q & A with the director (Sponsored by Unifrance)

 

Official Selection – SR Film Fest

Documentary Feature Competition – Full List (In alphabetic order)

 

1. All in Her Stride – 55′ – Australia – 2014 (New York Premiere)

Directed by Fiona Cochrane

This film depicts elements of Australian actor Leverne McDonnell’s life and documents her facing a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, with discussion of the topic of euthanasia and her death.

Themes: Cancer, euthanasia

 

2. Black Harvest – 87′ – Luxembourg/USA – 2014 (North American Premiere)

Directed by Jean-Louis Schuller and Sean Clark

On the remote and barren plains of North Dakota, in what could be considered the “gold rush” of modern times, two men search for redemption by trying to overcome their past.

Themes: US economy, homelessness and the oil rush

Q & A after the screening

 

3. Cinema Palestine – 79′ – Canada/ Palestine – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Tim Schwab

Told through intimate in-depth interviews the film explores the life and work of multiple generations of Palestinian filmmakers and media artists, questioning what it means to be a Palestinian artist in the context of the larger struggle for nationhood.

Themes: Palestinian identity, Middle East Conflict.

Q & A after the screening

High Hopes, directed by the award winning Guy Davidi (director of 5 Broken Cameras), and featuring the soundtrack (High Hopes) donated by Pink Floyd, precedes the film.

 

4. Gaucho Del Norte – 55′ – USA/Patagonia – 2014 – (East Coast Premiere)

Directed by Sofian Khan/ Andres Caballero

The nomadic two-year journey of Patagonian sheepherder Eraldo Pacheco recruited to work in Idaho with his herd of more than a thousand sheep, as he faces the ups and downs of a psychologically demanding job far away from his home and family.

Themes: Nomadic life – migration

Q & A after the screening

 

5. In an Ideal World – 83′ – USA – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Noel Schewerin

The film follows three men inside a California prison over seven years of time. Direct from America’s locked down racial system their stories highlight a true human drama at its core.

Themes: Racial segregation in California Prisons – Soledad.

Q & A after the screening with the prison warden, and one or two of the former inmates in the film, and a criminologist from John Jay School of Criminology (tbd).

 

6. Lighter Than Orange – 62′ – Germany 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Matthias Leupold

Ten North Vietnamese veterans tell about their memories of the war and Agent Orange as well as the struggles they have faced as a consequence of both.

Themes: Vietnam War and Agent Orange

Q & A after the screening

 

7. Love Is The Highest Law – 83′ – USA – (School of Visual Arts student) – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Liliya Anisimova

A unique, firsthand look into three powerful stories connected through the strength of overcoming the stringent same-sex laws both in Russia and the United States and of love triumphing over hardship.

Themes: LGTB rights, discrimination

Q & A after the screening

 

8. Send in the Clowns – 83′ – USA/ Haiti – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Sam Lee

A film about artists with good intentions slowly reveals Haiti’s crippling and conflicted relationship with an arguably more absurd global aid industry.

Themes: Humanitarian aid in Haiti

Q & A after the screening with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker

 

9. Truth Through a Lens – 92′ – USA – (School of Visual Arts Student) – 2014 (World Premiere)

Directed by Justin Thomas

This stunning feature length debut follows the evolution of Dennis Flores from Brooklyn street kid, subway train tagger to local community organizing legend in the backdrop of recent social issues.

Themes: Police Brutality and gun control

Q & A after the screening with the filmmaker and Activist Dennis FLores

 

10. We Cannot Go There Now My Dear(*)- 42′- Lebanon 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Carol Mansour

The story of Palestinian refugees living in Syria and their lives that are continuously being rebuilt awaiting a return to the homeland ever since they were forced to flee Palestine in 1948.

Themes: Palestinian Refugees fleeing Syria

Q & A after the screening

Carol Mansour is the winner of the 2014 SR Documentary Film Competition Award for her film Not Who We Are, and will be Skyped in for an interview conducted by Christa Salamandra, Professor of Anthropology and Syria specialist at Lehman College.

 

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(*)Official Selection Short Documentary Competition

 

Highlights From: Documentary Short Films Official Selection – SR Film Fest

 

  • High Hopes- 14’20 – Palestine – 2014

Directed by Guy Davidi

In 1997-1998, many Bedouin refugees living under Israeli Occupation were forcibly displaced by Israel to a garbage dump. High Hopes covers the struggle for peace and a viable existence of a Palestinian state. Soundtrack donated by Pink Floyd.

Themes: Israel-Palestine Conflict

Precedes: Cinema Palestine a documentary on Palestinian cinema.

 

  • A Search For Justice- 13’05- USA – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

NY Times Series – Series creator Chris Buck –  Exec. Prod. Kyra Darnton 60 Minutes

Nearly 35 years after the murder of four American churchwomen in El Salvador, the case continues to take surprising turns… and focuses attention on the United States’ involvement.

Themes: US foreign intervention, extra-judicial killings and justice

Precedes: Lighter Than Orange a documentary on Vietnam and Agent Orange.

 

  • A Syrian Story- 13′ – Canada – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Samer Beyhum

Through the striking images and testimonies of activists, Jessica tells the story of the terrible tragedy for Syrian people over three difficult years.

Themes: Middle East Conflict, War

Director will be present

Precedes: We cannot Go There Now My Dear a documentary on Palestinian refugees from Syria.

 

  • Born in Adana- 15′ – Canada – 2014 – (East Coast Premiere)

Directed by David Hovan

The surrender of Adana to Turkey by the French, causes yet another upheaval and further deportation of the Armenians of that city in search for a new home.

Themes: Genocide, Collective memory

In a program of shorts on the Armenian Genocide, exile and displacement

 

  • A Stage for Size- 21’59 – USA/Romania – 2014 –  (US Premiere)

  • Directed by Corina Maritescu

Together, prideful overweight women explore new and radical ways of looking at bodies and advocating for their (and everyone’s) right to define beauty and health for themselves.

Themes: Stereotypes, discrimination, obesity

In a program of shorts on women and sexuality

  • Nasbandi: Conversations About Female Sterilization in Rural India – 23’15” – India – 2014
    Directed by Anne Munger, Zoe Hamilton

The stories of four women (Sarita, Pushpa, Sundara Devi, and Roopa) as they reflect on their decisions to get – or not get – sterilized, in a remote village in Uttarakhand, India.

Themes: Women, Sexuality, oppression

Directors will be present

 

Highlights From: Narrative Short Films Official Selection – SR Film Fest

 

  • Butterflies – 18’55”- Canada – 2013 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Cayman Grant

A story inspired by true events about a teenage cancer survivor who learns to live life to the fullest with a new friend who faces his own battle with Leukemia.

Themes: Cancer, teenage love

 

  • Counter- 11’20 -USA – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Nicholas Bouier

Set in 1942 Indianapolis, Bayard Rustin, stages a reckless one person sit-in at a local diner run by Junior Ray, a rare female business owner.

Themes: Discrimination, Civil Rights, Police brutality

 

  • È Stata Lei (It Was Her)- 21’24 – Italy – 2014 – (US Premiere)

Directed by Carolina Popolani

The film questions the prison system as the right place for a recovery process and repentance for the violent man. The story is set in Regina Coeli prison in Rome, an intimate universe of violent and delicate relationships.
Themes: Violence against women, empowering women

 

  • Miss Klara – 17’15”- Germany – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Robert Spaeth

Miss Klara follows her daily routine in attendant of Lady Sonnenwend, who became mute.  One day Lady Sonnenwend’s voice awakens…

 

  • Najes- 19’06 – Iran – 2014 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Bahram Ark and Bahman Ark

While driving in a dark night, a Moslem man hits a dog badly. He wants to care for it but his religion considers dogs ‘unclean’. His humane gesture creates havoc.

Themes: Religion, Family

 

  • Pearl – 21′ -Denmark – 2014 – (World Premiere)

Directed by Perjman Khorsand-Jamal

The film depicts problems that accompany actor Anoush Lafzi due to his middle-eastern background as he auditions in Denmark.

Themes: Ethnicity, acting stereotypes

Q & A after the screening

 

  • The Handkerchief – 12′ – New Zealand – 2013 – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Linda Niccol

A blind man looking for love meets the woman of his dreams on a park bench in a rose garden. He charms her with his other very finely tuned senses.

Themes: Blindness and perception

Q & A after the screening

 

  • Zacharie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Zacharie ne vit plus ici) – 18′ – France/Italy – (New York Premiere)

Directed by Alberto Segre

Madalena, the Spanish immigrant housemaid of a Paris family, becomes completely desperate when the child left in her care disappears….

Themes: Immigration, Family

Q & A after the screening

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The Second International Conference on Tibetan Medicine 7/26-27 *Ancient Medicine for Modern Life: Tibetan Solutions for Stress Management, Chronic Illness, and Mental Health — Rubin Museum

We recommend and applaud the Rubin Museum for the breadth and depth of its offerings. We highly encourage enrollment for The Second International Conference on Tibetan Medicine.

 

Ancient Medicine for Modern Life

Ancient Medicine for Modern Life:
Tibetan Solutions for Stress Management, Chronic Illness, and Mental Health

The Second International Conference on Tibetan Medicine

 

Saturday, July 26 and Sunday July 27, 2014

Presented by the American Tibetan Medical Association (ATMA), the International Shang Shung Institute, and Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine at the Rubin Museum of Art,

REGISTRATION

Registration for the weekend: $200 | Register Online Now

 

Saturday, July 26, Day One Agenda 

8:30 a.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Gerry Steinberg, Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Yangdron Kalzang, and Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen
Invocation, Welcome, and Introduction to Tibetan Medicine
Including its Current State and Hoped-for Future

10:15 a.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Thubten Phuntsok
History of Tibetan Medicine and Overview of the Tibetan Medical System
Discover the intrinsic relationships between Mind/Body, Imbalance and Treatment using
holistic healing approaches based on the five elements and Tibetan astrology.

11:30 a.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Riwang, Dr. Kharma Tsoknyi
Tibetan Medicine at its Best: Stroke, Heart and Cardiovascular Disease
Presentations by specialists in their field. Presenters Dr. Riwang (Stroke), Dr. Kharma
Tsoknyi (Heart), and special reference to Dr. Namgyal Qusar’s research and established
guidelines on the effects of diet, nutrition and other preventative and treatment
therapies.

12:45 p.m. 
Lunch

2:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
Experiencing Techniques: Kunye Massage, Horme and Compresses
Relax into a firsthand experience of healing techniques of several of Tibetan Medicine’s
external therapies in a comfortable and informal clinic setting. See Sunday’s Schedule
for additional information about Medical Consultation opportunities with senior
physicians.

3:15 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Lushamgyal and Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo
Tibetan Medicine at its best: Mental Illness Care
Tibetan Medicine offers thousands of years of clinical experience in mental health and
psychological imbalances. This session offers insight into side-effect-free alternatives to
managing stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, and
obsessive worry.

4:30 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen
Wellness in Tibetan Medicine
The main purpose of Tibetan Medicine is well-being of people. And to know the concept
and practice of Tibetan Medicine wellness is important. In order to understand human
well-being, we have to learn four major factors including time, external factors, diet and
lifestyle of people. Those four factors need to be the state of “appropriate minor” if one
achieves health of physical, mind and body.

5:30 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Namgyal Tsering, Dr. Yangdron Kalzang, and Dr. Tashi Dorje
Tibetan Medicine at its best: Cancer Care
An in-depth analysis of Pathology, Diagnostics, and Treatment methods based on
histories and case studies. Q&A to follow.

Sunday, July 27, Day Two Agenda 

8:30 a.m. Buy Tickets
Experiencing Techniques: Yantra Yoga, Breathing, and Meditation
A wonderful opportunity to experience the uninterrupted lineage of Tibetan Yantra Yoga. Through positions, movements and breath, one’s energy is coordinated and harmonized so as to let the mind relax and find its authentic balance. This is a fundamental practice for all ages, as well as a prescribed therapy with countless benefits for mental and physical wellbeing.

9:30 a.m. Buy Tickets
Keynote Address with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

10:00 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion with Tea Service: Tibetan Medicine in Current Practice: Perspectives from Around the Globe – All invited presenters, seated among the participants

12:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Otsang Tsokchen, Dr. Lushamgyal, Dr. Thubten Phuntsok, Dr. Lobsang Tenzin, Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Yangdron Kalzang Panel Discussion: Standardization, Education, and Integration of Tibetan Medicine into the West. Conclusion statements and remarks.

2:00 p.m.
Experiencing Techniques: Medical Consultations with Available Visiting Doctors
and KuNye Massage, Horme, and Compresses, Yantra Yoga, Breathing, and Meditation see further description in Saturday’s schedule.
Lunch Pre-Order

To expedite your dining experience, we are offering a limited number of lunch box pre-orders through the Rubin’s Café Serai.  Choose one option below and make your purchase before the deadline, Wednesday, July 23.  You will receive a lunch voucher with your conference ticket, both of which you will pick up at the admissions desk before the program.

Each box lunch costs $13 and includes:
– a choice of Frankie (an Indian wrap sandwich)
– a mixed green salad
– a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie
– a bottle of water

Tandoori Chicken Frankie box lunch: Tandoori spiced chicken thighs, pickled carrots Buy Now for Saturday Buy Now for Sunday
Chana Masala Frankie box lunch: Chick peas, cumin, garam masal Buy Now for Saturday Buy Now for Sunday
Short Rib Frankie box lunch: Short rib with pickled carrots, chat masala Buy Now for Saturday Buy Now for Sunday

Focusing on traditional Tibetan Medicine and Buddhist perspectives on caring for the individual, this conference will couple theory with practice, alternating between historical/theoretical/conceptual education and hands-on experiences of the various techniques. The conference will also highlight Tibetan Medicine at its best with rigorous investigation of how Tibetan Medicine is used to care for cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, and mental illness—those conditions so prevalent and confounding for the American public and the doctors who serve them. This includes diagnostics, treatment protocols, research, and success rates.  ATMA’s presentation of the standardization of practice and education of Tibetan medicine will be the featured highlight of the event. These standards will be presented for ratification to a large group of assembled practitioners at a special session. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Honorary Chief Advisor, ATMA, will deliver the lead address.

Interwoven throughout the conference on Saturday will be opportunities for hands-on experience Tibetan medicine techniques, including KuNye massage, Yantra yoga, Horme (warm oil compress), breathing techniques, moxibustion, acupressure, meditation, and mantra. Sunday afternoon will be dedicated to receiving consultations from senior Tibetan doctors, a rare and engaging experience.

KEY PRESENTERS AND PERSONNEL

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu founded the International Shang Shung Institute in 1989. He was a professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the University of Naples L’Orientalefrom 1962 to 1992, dedicating his academic career to the research of Tibetan culture. He has published numerous works, particularly on the origins of Tibetan culture and the ancient kingdom of Shang Shung. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is also a well-known teacher of Dzogchenand is the founder and head of the International DzogchenCommunity. He will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 conference.   Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has also founded a non-profit organization called A.S.I.A. (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), which operates in Tibet and China and is dedicated to serving the Tibetan people in the areas of education, health, training, disaster relief, and sustainable economic development.

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo received her advanced degree from the Lhasa University School of Traditional Medicine in 1988, where she also served a two-year residency after completing her five-year training program (1983-1990). During that time she studied with the Khenpos Troru Tsenam and Gyaltsen, two of Tibet’s foremost doctors, who are credited with the revival of Tibetan Medicine within Tibet under the Chinese. Thereafter, she dedicated many years of work as a   doctor in Eastern Tibet where she collaborated and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A., the nonprofit organization founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Since that time, she has worked on behalf of A.S.I.A. setting up hospitals and training centers in the remote regions of Sichuan Province and Chamdo Perfecture.   From 1996 to present, she has been the A.S.I.A. project coordinator in Tibet for the development of Gamthog Hospital, in collaboration with expatriate personnel as well as the overall health coordinator and practitioner of traditional Tibetan medicine supervising health activities throughout the surrounding region of Chamdo Prefecture. Prior to 1996, she was on the faculty of Shang Shung Institute in Italy where she gave numerous seminars and conference presentations on Tibetan medicine. Dr. Wangmo remains in residence at the Shang Shung Institute in America where she is the director of the Institute’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine Program. She is also the director of SSI’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine Program in Russia, and the founder and president of the American Tibetan Medical Association.

Miriam E. Cameron, PhD, MS, MA, RN, Graduate Faculty, Lead Faculty, Tibetan Healing Initiative, Center for Spirituality and Healing Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota

Dr. Tenzin Dakpa, Tibetan doctor, New York; Tibetan Medical Teacher, Shang Shung Institute of Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Dr. Tashi Dorje, Tibetan doctor and Western nurse, San Francisco; Tibetan Medical Teacher, Shang Shung Institute of Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Dr. Dan Zeng Da Jie (Tenzin Dargye), Doctor of Orthopedics; Director of Hospital of Orthopedic Medicine, Lhasa; Professor, Tibetan Medical University, Lhasa.

Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsan, author and professor, Tibetan Medical University, Qinghai Province

Dr. Lixang Ja (Lushamgyal), professor and Dean, Tibetan Medical University, Qinghai Province; expert on mental diseases

Dr. Pengcuo Tudeng (Thubten Phuntsok), Tibetan medical professor, Department of Tibetan Studies, South West University of Nationalities, Chengdu, Sichuan.

Dr. Ri Wang Cai Ring (Riwang Tsering), Director, Tibetan hospital in Beijing and expert on stroke

Dr. Tsewang Tamden, PhD, Director of Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, Dharamsala; personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dr. Lobsang Tenzin, Dean, Faculty of Tibetan Medical Science, C.I.H.T.S., Sarnath, India   Dr. Namgyal Tsering, Doctor, Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, Dharamsala; personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama new york

Dr. Ni Ma Cai Ring (Nyima Tsering), principal professor, Tibetan Medical University, Lhasa

Dr. Choni (Kharma Tsoknyi), professor and education leader, Tibetan Medical University, Qinghai Province

Dr. Kalsang Wangyal, leading pathologist and oncologist

Dr. Yangdron Kalzang, Tibetan doctor and Chinese traditional medical doctor in San Francisco; Tibetan Medical Teacher, Shang Shung Institute of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

Dr. Yang Ga, author and professor, Tibetan Medical University, Lhasa

Dr. Yumpa, head of astrology department, Tibetan Medical University, Lhasa

Vincanne Adams, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, UCSF

Please note that all programs and listed participants are subject to change.

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