Kundun, Free Film Showing April 2 at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library will present "Kundun" next in its International Film Series. It will be shown Monday, April 2 at 6:15 p.m.

"Kundun" is the true story of one of the world’s most fascinating leaders - Tibet’s Dalai Lama - and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history. Powerfully told and set against a backdrop of world politics the film’s release created an ...

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library will present "Kundun" next in its International Film Series. It will be shown Monday, April 2 at 6:15 p.m.

"Kundun" is the true story of one of the world’s most fascinating leaders - Tibet’s Dalai Lama - and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history. Powerfully told and set against a backdrop of world politics the film’s release created an international uproar. It was greeted with both controversy and worldwide acclaim.

The story is still played out today, as the world-wide travels of the Dalai Lama and the forced resettlement of Chinese in Tibet remain headline news. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese. He worked directly with the Dalai Lama to make the film an authentic portrayal of his life.

Leonard Campbell, of the Laconia Human Relations Committee and NH Catholic Charities, says, "This is a story of a man who personifies peace from his earliest childhood to a mature, humble leader dedicated to his people. It challenges us to reflect on the impact of a life lived with such courage and vision."

The Laconia International Film Series is open to everyone. Informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Participants can feel free to bring a comfortable chair or cushion. For more information, contact Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lovinia Ellsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..