From March 1st - 7th, 2009, the Maysles Cinema, a new movie house and community space in Harlem, co-presents Tibet in Harlem with The Kham Film Project, Machik, and Robert Barnett, Director of Modern Tibetan Studies at Columbia University.

Tibet in Harlem is a weeklong series of film screenings accompanied by special events, panel discussions, performances, arts exhibits and receptions.

The screenings are co-sponsored by New York-area Tibetan community organizations and international non-profit organizations working inside Tibet and proceeds from the events will go to these organizations.

Tibet in Harlem provides audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience. It offers opportunities to experience other forms of Tibetan culture, learn about exciting new projects, engage in dialog, and get involved.

March 10th marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising, when thousands of Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lamas palace to ensure his safety in the days prior to his exile. The week leading up to this anniversary offers a critical time for reflection and dialog on the fifty years of tension and unresolved conflict in Tibet.

The downstairs reception area will feature works by local Tibetan artists including Tenzin Phakmo, Tenzing Rigdol and Sonam Dhundup and other young Tibetan artists. This space will also be used for the sale of various items including Tibetan books, DVDs, Tibetan jewelry and handmade Tibetan rugs. 100% of the wholesale value of every rug will support the initiatives of Machik, an NGO working to improve educational opportunities in rural Tibet.