The Arts Council, Inc. and 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” 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
Tickets (includes reception):