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Filmmaker James Hoagland to Deliver Talk at Trent
January 1, 2007

Official Filmmaker for the Tibetan Community in North America to Show own Footage during January 24 Presentation

Trent University’s Champlain College is pleased to announce that James Hoagland, a professional documentary filmmaker who has been the official filmmaker for the Tibetan community in North America for over 20 years, will deliver a free, public presentation to the Trent and Peterborough communities on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Champlain College Council Chambers.

During his talk, entitled “Subject to Change: Not Letting Your Expectations Get in the Way of Your Filmmaking”, Mr. Hoagland will talk about the challenges of on-location filmmaking. He will also be showing some of his own footage.

Mr. Hoagland's professional career as a filmmaker dates back over 35 years. He has concentrated on the documentary format and has his own production company based in Halifax. He has shot on location around the globe, including work for PBS in Kenya and for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel in China and Argentina.

A Buddhist himself, Mr. Hoagland has also compiled the single most extensive cinematic record of Tibetan Buddhism. In his role as the former technical archivist at the Shambhala Centre for ten years, Mr. Hoagland restored all of the historic footage recording Tibetan customs and rituals; he also spends significant periods of time each year in Tibet and Northern India documenting cultural events on film. His feature length file, The Lion’s Roar, is internally acclaimed for its portrayal of Tibetan religious practice.

For more information, please contact:
Champlain College Office, Trent University, (705) 748-1237


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