What Remains of Us, a documentary dealing with resistance in modernTibet, won the The Movie Network People's Choice Award at the 24th AtlanticFilm Festival in Halifax, Canada on Saturday. Directed by Francois Prevost andHugo Latulippe, the film follows an exiled Tibetan, Kalsang Dolma, as shereturns to the occupied nation with a smuggled video message from their exiledspiritual leader the Dalai Lama. The film premiered at Toronto's Hot Docs filmfestival and screened at Cannes in the International Critics Week.
Festival director LiaRinaldo said the film drew the highest score of any film screened at thefestival. "What Remains of Us screened to a sold out audience, received twostanding ovations and had a near perfect score of 9.99 out of 10." She said theturnout for the film was especially high given the extra security in effect.All recording equipment and camera-equipped phones were barred from screeningsof the film because out of concern that participating Tibetans might beidentified and subjected to arrest or persecution by the occupying People'sRepublic of China.