21 April 2022, 11:00 am
The Shadow Circus
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC
End Date
01 May 2022, 07:00 pm


A personal archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957-1974)
A project by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam in collaboration with Natasha Ginwala

The exhibition re-evaluates the audiovisual material that Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam have gathered over the years by weaving in Lhamo Tsering’s personal archives, and presenting a re-mastered version of their documentary, to create a more complete and complex mosaic of this largely obscure story.

On view are archival photographs, letters and documents, maps and video installations

Preview on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 18:00


As part of this exhibition there will be several related programmes:


On 21 April 2022 at 18:30 in C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium
The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo/India/USA)

(91 min; 2018; Tibetan with English subtitles)
A film by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam who will be present for the screening

Recipient of the NETPAC Award for Best Film, Kolkata International Film Festival 2018

At the age of eight, Dolkar fled her home with her father to escape Chinese armed forces, and faced an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past awakens long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth.


On 23 April 2022 at 17:30: Gallery Walk-through
With Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam


On 26 April 2022 at 18:30 in the Art Gallery
In Conversation

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam in conversation Latika Gupta


On 30 April 2022 at 18:30 in Seminar Rooms I – III
Walking the Himalayas

An illustrated talk by poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue about his recent walk across the Himalayas, from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh

(Collaboration: White Crane Films; with support from the International Campaign for Tibet)