Press Trust of India
November 08, 2012 13:29 IST
The film traces the journey of famous opera singer Yiga Gyalnang (Lhamo), who is abducted one summer morning and finds herself in near complete isolation in an underground prison cell.
Arvind Iyer's debut feature
Drapchi starring Tibetan singer Namgyal Lhamo has been
selected for screening in the competition section of the 35th
Cairo International Film Festival later this month.
"It will compete for the Best film in the Human Rights
category and the Tahrir Square prize that is given to the Best
Film promoting Human Rights values," Iyer told PTI.
The central theme for this year's Cairo festival, to be
held from November 27-December 6, is 'Positive thinking
revolution and freedom'.
The film traces the journey of famous opera singer Yiga
Gyalnang (Lhamo), who is abducted one summer morning and finds
herself in near complete isolation in an underground prison
After two years, she breaks free and escapes to Nepal and
from there, to the West, taking along her spirituality, her
strength and her Tibetan song.
Drapchi has also been selected for screening at the 17th
International Film Festival of Kerala to be held in Trivandrum
next month in the Top Angle section.
Produced by Iceberg Nine Films and written by Pooja Ladha
Surti, Drapchi has been shot in over four countries.
"Namgyal Lhamo will present the film at Cairo. She is the
real inspiration behind the story and a true cultural
ambassador for Tibet. It will also be the first time that
African and Middle-Eastern audiences would get a chance to
interact with the Nightingale of Tibet. Drapchi is a high
intensity film and I am glad that Cairo has backed it," says