Mpls. filmmaker to screen portions of new documentary about Miss Tibet pageant


A Minneapolis filmmaker is screening portions of her latest documentary about a Tibetan beauty pageant in Dharamsala, India, on Thursday.

The Facebook page for "Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile" says the Norah Shapiro will be at the event -- "Depth of Field: A Filmmaker Looks at Diaspora" -- at the Trylon Microcinema Thursday night in Minneapolis.

The film examines an event very unfamiliar to the Tibetan culture: A beauty pageant.

"Within a culture long revered for spirituality and high value placed on inner beauty, a maverick Tibetan promoter engages in a seemingly most un-Tibetan undertaking: a western-style beauty pageant," according to the film's website.

The screening is part of the Rimon Artist Salon Series, which is being presented by the Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council.

Shapiro -- one of two winners of the 2012 McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship -- will be joined by fellow filmmaker Lu Lippold at the event "to discuss the challenges of working inside another culture and how the experience of exile can create an unexpected bridge between cultures," Rimon says.

Another local connection to the film: Tenzing Lhamo (pictured), from Madison, Wis., is a contestant in the Miss Tibet 2013 competiton. Lhamo is a Registered Nurse with bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing

Next Up

Go Fund Me - Adam Richard Johnson

Remains in Mississippi mark 4th discovery of man's dismembered body parts

Officials on Tuesday confirmed the remains found July 4 are those of Adam Johnson.

Facebook - GoGo dog stolen vehicle -  St. Paul Police Department

Missing dog GoGo found dead in owner's stolen vehicle 3 days later

The vehicle was reported stolen with GoGo inside on July 18

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

The 14 MN counties with 'substantial or high' COVID-19 transmission

The CDC says everyone in these areas should wear a mask in indoor public places.

Pexels - woman grocery shopping mask covi

CDC: Masks recommended in places with 'substantial or high' transmission

This new guidance applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Screen Shot 2021-07-27 at 1.10.29 PM

WATCH: Vikings Live with Matthew Coller: Welcome to training camp

Vikings Live with Matthew Coller is a new Vikings show that streams Tuesdays.

YouTube - Minnesota DNR - watering tree

Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

police tape, crime scene

Minnesota saw record number of murders in 2020, BCA says

The BCA released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Tuesday.

Flickr - Red Lake Nation sign - Ken Lund

Red Lake police officer fatally shot on Tuesday

The officer was reportedly shot near Redby.


Child dies, driver critically injured in crash on I-90 in Faribault County

The crash happened at approximately 11:24 p.m. Tuesday.

coronavirus, COVID-19 test

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, July 27

The newest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.