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Release of "Four Rivers Six Ranges" Aligns with Geopolitical Focus on Tibet Amid US Congressional Visit

Updated on: 22 June,2024 09:24 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Khymsar, a renowned Tibetan filmmaker, musician, and activist, has a history of using his art to highlight the Tibetan cause."Four Rivers Six Ranges"

Release of

Four Rivers Six Ranges Movie

In a world where cultural and political narratives often clash, Shenpenn Khymsar's upcoming film Four Rivers Six Ranges promises to bring a powerful story of resistance and resilience to the forefront. Set to release later this year, the film is the first of its kind made by Tibetan refugees in India, the US, Canada, and Nepal. It recounts the harrowing and heroic journey of the Tibetan resistance group 4R6R, which successfully escorted His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Indian border on March 26, 1959.


The release of Four Rivers Six Ranges comes at a crucial time. Recent geopolitical events have once again spotlighted Tibet, particularly the visit by a US Congressional delegation led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. The delegation, which 0included notable figures such as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, underscoring the global significance of the Tibetan struggle for independence.

The delegation's visit highlights the ongoing international interest and support for Tibetan autonomy and human rights. The historical narrative of the Dalai Lama's escape, depicted in Khymsar's film, is not just a tale of the past but a poignant reminder of the enduring struggle for freedom and justice faced by the Tibetan people.

Khymsar, a renowned Tibetan filmmaker, musician, and activist, has a history of using his art to highlight the Tibetan cause. His previous works, including the acclaimed documentary Journey of a Dream and the politically charged film Broken Wings, have established him as a critical voice for the Tibetan struggle for freedom and cultural identity.

With Four Rivers Six Ranges, Khymsar aims to bring the untold stories of ordinary Tibetans to the global stage. The film's significance is heightened by the current geopolitical climate, making it not only a historical reflection but also a call to action for contemporary audiences.

The narrative of the Dalai Lama's escape is a story of global significance, resonating with themes of resilience, freedom, and the struggle for human rights. The film's release, coinciding with heightened international attention on Tibet, promises to inspire and educate audiences worldwide about the Tibetan cause.

Khymsar's film draws from his deep personal commitment to the Tibetan culture and his experiences growing up in exile. His directorial debut, Broken Wings, set against the backdrop of the Gorkhaland agitation, was the first independent film from Darjeeling and received critical acclaim for its authentic portrayal of local issues and its compelling narrative.

By bringing this powerful story to the screen, Shenpenn Khymsar continues his mission of preserving and promoting Tibetan cultural identity through art. His dedication to telling these stories indicates the importance of remembering and learning from history, particularly in a world where such narratives are often overshadowed.

As the world turns its attention to Dharamsala and the ongoing dialogue about Tibetan autonomy, Four Rivers Six Ranges stands as a testament to the courage and determination of the Tibetan people, reminding us all of the enduring spirit of resistance and the fight for justice.

Shenpenn Khymsar's Four Rivers Six Ranges is more than just a film; it is a vital piece of cultural and political history brought to life. As the global community watches, the film serves as a powerful reminder of the struggles and triumphs of the Tibetan people, offering hope and inspiration for the future.

Incidentally, Shenpenn Khymsar's  co-producer is Dorjee Wangdi

Dewatshang, whose father Kunga Samten was one of the warriors of Chushi Gangdruk (Four Rivers Six Ranges).

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