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|A still from Tharlo Photo: Courtesy of Wang Xuebo
While the current film market is filled to the brim with high-earning commercial blockbusters Wholesale Miami Dolphins Hats , some filmmakers are still focusing their energies on making unique art house films that depict the culture and spirit of China's minority ethnic groups.
One of these films, Tharlo, by Tibetan director Pema Tseden, is currently competing as part of the ongoing 72nd Venice Film Festival's Orizzonti section. A Tibetan writer and director, Pema Tseden has spent years depicting Tibetan people and their culture in film and literature.
In the film, the lead character Wholesale Miami Dolphins Hoodies , Tharlo, is a forty-something shepherd who grew up as an orphan. Heading into town to get an ID card, he meets a young woman who works as a hairdresser. Falling for the girl, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that turns his life upside-down and eventually leaves him destitute and disillusioned.
A reflection of life
According to Pema Tseden, Tharlo's journey reflects the feelings of many young people in the Tibet Autonomous Region today, and he hopes audiences will be able to get a glimpse of their confusion and feelings of detachment through his film.
"Generally speaking Wholesale Miami Dolphins Shirts , I feel a sense of loss," Pema Tseden told the Global Times, commenting on the changes that are going on in Tibet.
"All five of my films have been about the realities of Tibet and its current situation. Traditional culture is currently being challenged... but my films are not just about that, they are also about people. Those nobodies living in a changing Tibet."
The Tibet depicted in his films looks nothing like what most people see in tourist films about the region since his works focus on what happens in people's lives when modernization clashes with tradition.
No matter if it's customs or local languages, many traditions are disappearing. As a Tibetan who had the opportunity to live in other cities around China, Pema Tseden feels his time outside the region allows him to see the changes that are happening more clearly than those who have lived there their entire lives.
The director confessed that his feelings toward these changes are complex. On one hand Wholesale Miami Dolphins Jerseys , not allowing the region to advance into a new century just to protect tradition would be inhumane, but on the other hand, the land and its people are sure to lose something during modernization.
A look into Hui culture
Besides Tibetan culture, the producer behind Tharlo, Wang Xuebo, is also focusing on another of China's ethnic cultures - the country's Muslim culture.
After producing Tharlo Wholesale Dolphins Hats , Wang began preparations to adapt The Knife in the Clear Water, a well-known novel by Hui Chinese author Shi Shuqing, into a feature-length film.
This time, however, instead of acting as producer, Wang will step into the role of director.
The novel recounts the story an old Muslim man in a remote rural village whose wife has passed away. As a memorial sacrifice he decides to kill a cow that the couple had taken care of for more than a decade. During the cow's last few days Wholesale Dolphins Hoodies , the man feeds and treats it exceptionally well. However, one day the cow sees the knife that will be used to kill it reflected in its drinking water and quickly realizes its fate. Deciding that it wants to die with a purified body, the cow refuses to eat or drink.
"As a Han Chinese, I found the story really shocking," Wang told the Global Times.
Reading the story for the first time while attending university, the young Wang decided to adapt it into a short film. Spending 10 months living in a poor remote village in Xihaigu Wholesale Dolphins Shirts , Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region as he made the film - similar to Pema Tseden - he witnessed the changes going on in the village as young people left to work in other areas and older villagers stayed behind.
Making a short film about the region's religious culture wasn't easy. The first challenge he faced was casting. Wang told the Global Times that in religious regions such as Xihaigu, many conservative Muslims believe that The Koran forbids them from performing.
Even though some locals agreed to act in the film, many came to regret the decision and refused to continue.
Despite the difficulties he faced making his short film, Wang decided to stick with making art house films.
"As a film student years ago, I started by watching Hollywood blockbusters, but soon discovered they were all the same. I would forget them as soon as I finished watching. But all art house films are different Wholesale Dolphins Jerseys , I still find myself immersed in these films long after watching them," Wang said.
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