Tibetan “Home” is about the Tibetan refugee community in Dharamshala, India. The film is researching the amount of cultural freedom the Tibetans have there. Topics that are being addressed are: how the Tibetans came and still come to India, what their status is in India, followed by the main question of the film: how do they preserve their language and culture?
To answer this question we’ll go to The Tibetan children’s village, a school where 2000 Tibetan orphans are educated in the Tibetan language; and to the Norbulingka Institute: an art institute where the following Tibetan arts are being preserved: Thangka painting, appliqué, woodcarving and statue-making. Besides visiting these two institutes the Tibetan parliament in exile, the Tibetan museum and some locals will shed al light on this topic.
Is Dharamshala a good or welcome substitute for a “home”?