A cordial invitation to a film about the Dalai Lama which the Museum of Soviet Occupation is not afraid to show
On Tuesday 26 June, at 19.30 in the Museum of Soviet Occupation (M. Stelmakh St, 6a) an open viewing will be given of the film
“Kundun” about the Dalai Lama XIV by Martin Scorcese
A photo exhibition “The Power of Compassion”, telling the story of the Dalai Lama, believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the fourteenth reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, was due to open on 15 June in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and a showing of “Kundun” was also planned.
Due to interference by representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine, the management of the Academy bowed to pressure and agreed to close the exhibition which had already been mounted. By so doing, they effectively showed disregard for freedom of speech and of conscience in Ukraine.
The biographical film “Kundun” is a realistic presentation of the life and tragic fate of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, one of the greatest men of peace of our time. It is the tale of a remarkable young boy imbued with insight and wisdom whose indomitable will and spirit are an example for all those who hold freedom and justice dear.
The Chinese Embassy is not for the first time trying to impose its will on Ukrainian organizations and institutions. It once tried to demand that the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union stop showing an “untruthful” film about Tibet.
The Museum invites all to a tour beginning at 18.00.
The film “Kundun” will begin at 19.30