Wednesday, January 6, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
When filmmaker Tsering Dhondup was ten he walked with his father across the Himalayas to exile in India. In order to take his son’s mind off the dangers that lurked beneath each step of the formidable Himalayan passes, Tsering’s father told him a story so terrifying and riveting that it still haunts him to this day.
Mystic Mountain is that story, a psychological thriller that takes place in a village tucked in the Himalayas. Tsewang, a young Tibetan warrior, is searching for his father’s dead body, which has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Through his search, he finds himself entangled with Mikmar, a man who practices black magic and who can direct his consciousness into other bodies.
This screening is part of the Himalayan Heritage Meetup, a monthly program exploring the culture, arts, history, and sacred traditions of the Himalayas.
Join us for a tour of Sacred Spaces at 6:30 PM, before the screening. A discussion with the filmmaker follows the screening.
About the Director
Tsering Dhondup is the writer and director of Mystic Mountain. He was born in Lhasa, Tibet, and fled to India with his father when he was ten years old. When they reached India, his father entrusted him to the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, India, and he returned to Tibet. Tsering currently lives in the United States and works as a translator of Buddhist teachings in San Jose, CA.