You're Invited: Exclusive Film Screening -The Refugees of Shangri La: The Untold Story of Bhutanese Refugees, November 16

Please join HAF and Bhutanese community leaders from across the United States on Sunday, November 16th for an exclusive film screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, The Refugees of Shangri-La: The Untold Story of Bhutanese Refugees. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Doria Bramante, leaders of the Bhutanese Hindu community, and HAF.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. RSVP today! 

Film Screening: The Refugees of Shangri-La: The Untold Story of Bhutanese Refugees 
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Dinner will be served)
Location: Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, 6905 Cipriano Rd, Lanham, MD 20706 (Auditorium on lower level)
Local Contact: jay@hafsite.org

About the Film

In the shadow of Bhutan's lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness and it's golden image as the "Last Shangri-la" hide 107,000 people who fled a militaristic insurgency as their peaceful kingdom turned against them. With their villages burning behind them, men, women, children and grandparents fled into the Indian jungles, bewildered, never to return to the land they love.
 
After twenty years living in bamboo huts and barbed wire parameters-making a nationless cage a place to raise children and bury parents, the Refugees of Shangri-la break a solution-less cycle and brave a new course, due west.
 
The film follows a community, packed for a journey that will take them across the world to a place called America. Together, they strive against all odds with hope, optimism and an enduring smile as they change not only their own lives, but ours. For more information please visit the website, or watch the trailer below.