There is something new this year at Telluride's Mountainfilm, available to everyone, including those who enjoy the "festival without a pass." It is the TIBET ROOM, at the Silver Bell Gallery, corner of S Spruce and Pacific Streets.
Mountainfilm favorites Ace Kvale and Jimmy Chin will exhibit photographs there, next to a collection of fabulous archival prints on loan from theTibet House in New York. An eclectic assortment of artifacts from the Tibetan world rounds out the exhibits.
Activities at the Tibet Room start with breakfast talks at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, featuring Himalayan climbers / photographers Anker, Breashears, Chin and Kvale on Saturday; Ngawang Choephel on Sunday; and Helena Norberg-Hodge and Sierra Craig discussing ways to preserve Tibetan culture on Monday.
After 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. you can watch DVDs of Tibet-related documentaries that just didn't fit into the packed main festival program. Stop by and sign up for a time of day and the DVD you most want to see.
There will also be a reading corner and information on how to get involved in the cause of the Tibetan people, including free "Save Tibet" bumper stickers.