The Refugees Of Shangri – La

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In the shadow of the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan’s lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness hide 107,000 refugees, who were pushed out of their country as their peaceful kingdom turned against them. After twenty years living in bamboo huts and barbed wire encampments in Nepal; the 'Refugees of Shangri-La' break a solution-less cycle and brave a new course… to seek a future in a place called America.

Today, America has resettled over 80,000 Bhutanese Refugees. Thousands more have moved to countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and so on... This is the story of our new neighbors... The Refugees of Shangri-La.

Join Asia Society for a special screening of the documentary The Refugees of Shangri-La followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Doria Bramante.

About Doria Bramante

Doria Bramante is the Director and Producer of The Refugees of Shangri La. A graduate of New York University and an award winning theater artist. She has been following the Bhutanese from camp to her home town in America for the past six years. She serves as a board member for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Bhutan and has been an active supporter of the Bhutanese Community in America since 2008.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center

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