Dalai Lama Visit

May 23, 2008

So HHDL is in town…but interesting how the media aren’t really focussing on his visit. Have the earthquakes in China, consumed his cause? The China story is not Tibet anymore but the earthquake, and maybe it has become the ‘Asia story’. Burma seems to have been knocked off the news agenda quite effectively when it seems that there are more than double the fatalities than the earthquake. Interesting how news moves. Anyway the Give Peace a hand event seemed to go quite well, but hardly any reporting on it. Everyone wants to know about Crewe and Nantwich.

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Radiohead Support

May 15, 2008

Wonderful news. Radiohead have given us permission to use one of their most haunting tracks – haunting even by Thom Yorke’s standards – and it really adds to the overall effect of the film. Check out the new trailer at www.theunwinkinggaze.com to see how.

Give Peace a Hand

May 15, 2008

Avaaz.org have come up with an interesting event. They are creating a human chain from the Royal Albert Hall when the Dalai Lama comes to town to give a public talk, all the way to the Chinese Embassy, over 2 miles. The Avaaz petition will be handed over to the Chinese Embassy at around 4.30pm when the human chain reaches its destination.

Check http://www.avaaz.org/en/give_peace_a_hand_london/?cl=89569812 for more info.

Screening Details

May 15, 2008

Picturehouse Cinemas have now confirmed some of the venues for the screenings of The Unwinking Gaze from the 29th May including:- the Gate Cinema, Notting Hill; The Ritzy, Brixton; Greenwich Picturehouse; Clapham Picturehouse; Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh; Harbour Lights Cinema, Southampton; Little Theatre Cinema, Bath; Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford; Picturehouse, Exeter; Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen; Cinema City, Norwich; and City Screen, York.
Please go to www.picturehouses.co.uk for screening times. Please tell everyone you know about these screenings as the more successful the showing, the more impact we will have.

Well, Wednesday was an interesting evening, showing the film in the seat of power in Westminster. It seemed to go well with all MPs present amazed at how we still haven’t got a UK broadcaster. Anyway they have asked for it to be shown again, which may be unprecedented.