Narrated by Goldie Hawn and Peter Coyote, this film is about Nwawang
Choephel, a Tibetan-born exile, who, on December 26, 1996, was sentenced
to 18 years in prison by the Chinese authorities.
Choephel was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study ethnomusicology
at Middlebury College, in Vermont. His research took him to Tibet
to document and preserve traditional music and dance. In the midst
of this research the Chinese authorities arrested him.
Producer/Director Robin Garthwait and Writer/Director Dan Griffin
bring vitality, intelligence and heart to complex projects. Located
in the Heart of Silicon Valley, they design films & videos that capture
the essence of the subject, and deliver it with a sophistication that
catches the audiencešs imagination. Garthwait & Griffin have been
in production for over 18 years. Their work has won an Emmy-nomination,
ADDY, Monitor, Golden Reel, Joey and Cindy Awards and has played in
film festivals in Santa Barbara, Telluride, New York, Taos, Austria,
Brazil, Canada and France. They have worked with an array of major
motion picture celebrities (Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Patrick
Stewart, Richard Gere and Goldie Hawn) recording artists (Sting, Alanis
Morissette, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys) and Nobel Peace Laureates
(His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel,
John Hume, Mairead Maguire and Jose Ramos-Horta.)
Garthwait & Griffin Films use their skill and talent to work on important
issues facing our society today. They do this by creating short films
and videos to help educate viewers on various topics. Their videos
are useful for home viewing, meetings, tabling, for sharing with your
friends, associates and for people new to the topic of Tibet.
Robin Garthwait, Producer, Director
Garthwait and Griffin Films
815 15th Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025