MESSAGE TO SHIGATSE

By Oliver SCHMITZ

NEXTPIX PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2021

A BBC journalist works secretly with the Dalai Lama to outwit the Chinese government in the selection of Tibet’s 2nd most revered spiritual figure, the Panchen Lama. Based on true events.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, True Story
    • Countries
    • USA, INDIA, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oliver SCHMITZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Don THOMPSON
    • Synopsis
    • “Message to Shigatse” chronicles how BBC journalist Alison McPherson works secretly with the Dalai Lama to outwit the Chinese government in the selection of Tibet’s 2nd most revered spiritual figure, the Panchen Lama. In this highly suspenseful story, Alison becomes personally involved with the Tibetan “search committee” – led by the heroic Abbot Chadrel Rinpoche – as they put their lives in danger in a tragic attempt to ensure the Dalai Lama’s plans succeed.

      "This is a fantastic script, a really solid read from start to finish, gripping in its implications and its scope." -- International Screenwriters' Association
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