Don’t miss the special event screening of River (People’s Republic of China) at Palace Barracks on Friday 20 November.
River is the first feature film completed with support from the APSA Academy Children’s Film Fund and will have its Australian Premiere at BAPFF.
River was written and directed by APSA Academy member, Tibetan filmmaker Sonthar Gyal (Songtaijia), and made its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Gyal shot River over a three-year period, capturing all four seasons to tell the moving story of a young girl on the Tibetan Steppe.
The film follows her as she escapes her family troubles by tenderly caring for an orphaned lamb.
There is a wonderful Brisbane connection to the film. Internationally renowned, Brisbane-based Tibetan musician/composer Tenzin Choegyal met Gyal at the 2011 APSA Ceremony where Choegyal performed his original compositions during the awards presentation.
Choegyal went on to contribute a composition to the soundtrack of the film.
At the Australian Premiere of River, Choegyal will treat BAPFF audiences to an intimate performance.