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Film on Tibet to screen at 35th Cairo International Film Festival

By NewsDesk • Published on November 14, 2012

Drapchi by Arvind Iyer will compete at 35th Cairo International Film Festival for Best film on Human rights. The festival will run from November 27-December 6, 2012.

Based on a true story and written by Pooja Ladha Surti, the film is set against the backdrop of timely conflicts within occupied Tibet and features famed Tibetan singer Namgyal Lhamo.

The 35th Cairo International Film Festival will host films from 64 countries. There are three main sections in the festival: International Long Feature Films Competition, Arab Long Feature Films Competition and International Human Rights Films Competition.

Drapchi was screened under the ‘The World Today’ section of the 28th Warsaw Film Festival in October. It was also screened at the Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival 2012. Read Drapchi’s review here.

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