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Thursday, August 28 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Refugees of Shangri-la

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The Refugees of Shangri-La reveals the tragic plight of the 107,000 refugees from the most unlikely of places. The Kingdom of Bhutan, creators of Gross National Happiness and revered by many as 'the last shangri la' or 'peaceful land' has created the largest number of refugees in relationship to it population in history. 

Today, for the first time, we hear the stories of the refugees as they recount their happy lives in Bhutan, their painful eviction, the twenty long years of struggle, living life as a refugee in Nepal and finally, their decision to brave a new course and seek a future in a place called America.

The film follows a population from the remote corners of the world as they pack up for a journey that will scatter them across the sea into the buzz of western civilization. But even amidst their traumatic past and all the challenges of immigration, we bear witness as the Bhutanese take on each new trial with hope, determination and an enduring smile.

Today, America has resettled over 75,000 Bhutanese Refugees and thousands more in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Norway, The Netherlands and so on... This is the story of our new neighbors… The Refugees of Shangri La

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHn1IiaLmoA

SUBJECT OF FILM: Bhutanese Refugees
DIRECTORS: Doria Bramante, Markus Weinfurter 
PRODUCERS: Doria Bramante, Markus Weinfurter, Adam Fish, Marc Dole


Doria Bramante

Doria is an award winning actress,singer and dancer from New Hampshire, USA. She has worked professionally in theater, film and voice over in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New England and Europe.She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Drama program... Read More →

Markus Weinfurter

Markus Weinfurter studied Political and Social Sciences at the Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He focused on international and foreign politics and hermeneutics. He directed and edited documentaries on internationally traveling theatre groups and works... Read More →

Thursday August 28, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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