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Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile
Sept. 18-23, 2018 | Orlando, FL

Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile

Director: Norah Shapiro | India/USA | 2014 | 70mins.

Within a culture long revered for spirituality and the high value placed on inner beauty, a maverick Tibetan promoter engages in a seemingly most un-Tibetan undertaking: a western-style beauty pageant. For the past decade, young Tibetan women from around the world have gathered in Dharamsala, India, the Himalayan home of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, to participate. Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile follows a Tibetan-American teenager as she travels to India to compete in what its founder calls a “beauty pageant with a difference.” The story of this pageant’s existence and the participants’ desires to embrace modernity while still maintaining cultural traditions closely mirrors the larger Tibetan exile community at a time of great transition, with the momentous shift resulting from the Dalai Lama’s recent political retirement just as tensions between China and Tibet flare.


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