The Tibetan Art Collective and the Friends of Tibet present A poet, A painter and Seeds: An evening of three new faces of Tibet. On the occasion of World Tibet Day, 6th of July is being celebrated in varied countries, simultaneously, to celebrate the unique beauty and value of Tibetan culture and thought. As part of the worldwide events, we in Delhi are presenting to you, young artists who express the dilemmas of exilehood, through their verses, brush strokes and film. So, we showcase for you:

Jamyang Phuntsok,(25) born in Chauntra in Himachal, he studied in Central School for Tibetans, in Mussoorie. A Masters in Physics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, particle physics and poetry fascinate him alike. Apart from Radiohead, he indulges in Russian literature, trekking and Test cricket.

Tenzin Gyurmey, (23) born in Paonta Sahib Himachal, taught by his father, a traditional visual artist, he was recently launched by Peak Art Gallery (Dharamsala). A final year student at Delhi College of Arts, he contributes to the Tibetan Art Collective, with raw forms which resonate with both traditional and modern roots.

SEEDS- the film, (28:37), directed by Tenzin Dazel and assisted by Tenzing Dakpa (Director of Photography), is set in Amar Colony in Delhi, a locality with Tibetans living in the vicinity, most of who are call center employees and college-goers. It follows a circle of friends in the eve of the controversial Olympic torch relay 2008 in New Delhi, over a single day. It unfolds the frustration of the Tibetan youth today living with the task of freeing their own country, yet caught in attempts to catch up with the modern world.

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