Filmmakers Tom Landon and Jenna Swann Gift Gainesville

The Arts Council, Incand Gainesville State College are proud to present “A Gift for the Village,” with Directors/Producers Tom Landon and Jenna Swann as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Smithgall Arts Center on Friday, March 23, 2012. Ticket price includes the movie and the Meet the Filmmaker Q&A session following the film screening.


A Gift for the Village Trailer from Tom Landon on Vimeo.

“A Gift for the Village” examines the connections between an American Community and a remote Himalayan region both fighting to heal and deal with different obstacles

In June of 2007, seven friends traveled from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the village of Jomsom in the Himalayas of Nepal to deliver a painting by American artist Jane Lillian Vance. The painting depicts Tsampa Ngawang, a Tibetan Amchi, or doctor and mind healer.

The film is narrated by Public Radio’s Lisa Mullins. The cross-cultural project has received the blessing of his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and examines the connections between an American community reeling in the face of the killings at Virginia Tech, and a remote Himalayan region fighting to preserve its way of life in the face of encroaching modernization.

A Gift for the Village
Mar 23, 2012

Film Screening at 7:30 PM 

Tom Landon and Jenna Swann

Meet the Filmmaker Q&A Reception

The Arts Council
Smithgall Arts Center

Tickets (includes reception):
$7 Adults;
$5 Students/Seniors

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