Tibet: Through the Red Box


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When Peter Sis unlocked the red laquered box that sat on his father's desk for decades, he found the diary his father kept when he was sent to Tibet in the 1950s to instruct the Chinese in documentary filmmaking. Amongst the experiences Vladimir Sis recorded included becoming lost after a landslide, trekking to Lhasa and meeting the young Dalai Lama. In Tibet: Through the Red Box, Peter Sis juxtaposes these journal records with childhood recollections of his father's tales of Yetis, magical messengers and a Boy-God-King. ...

Tibet: Through the Red Box 1999, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9781865081571