{Singapore Premiere}

SAT 29 SEP | 4:45pm

USA 2016
82 mins
Consumer Advice: Some mature content
English with no subtitle
Directed by Mickey Lemle


The Last Dalai Lama? takes a fresh look at what is important for the 14th Dalai Lama at age 82: the historical confrontation between Tibet and China; his influence in political, spiritual, and educational spheres; and his personal feelings on aging, dying and whether he will be the last Dalai Lama. The film artfully weaves archival and contemporary footage from Lemle’s ground-breaking Compassion in Exile: The Story of The 14th Dalai Lama (1992); intimate interviews with His Holiness, shot 25 years apart; and interviews with his family and the westerners he’s inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959. The film is enhanced by a beautiful original music score composed and performed by Philip Glass and Tibetan musician, Tenzin Choegyal.


Director’s Bio

Producer/Director Mickey Lemle’s multi-award winning documentaries include: The Other Side of the Moon; Our Planet Earth; Compassion In Exile: The Story of The 14th Dalai Lama; Hasten Slowly: The Journey of Sir Laurens Vander Post; Ram Dass Fierce Grace, which Newsweek Magazine named one of the “five best non-fiction films of 2002”; and The Last Dalai Lama? For the past 20 years, Lemle has been Chairman of the Board of the Tibet Fund. He has been named “Cinemas Soul Man; One of the 40 Artists Who Shake the World” by The UTNE READER.