Colori, mercanti e viaggiatori
Torshavn, Isole Faroe 21/04/2007
Padre e figli
Reykjavik 10/04/2007
Uomini e cose
New York 06/04/2007
Lettera all’Europa, lettera dall’Europa
Milwaukee 31/03/2007
Fuga da Fargo
Fargo 30/03/2007
I necessari cattivi della storia
Miles City 22/03/2007
Cose dell’altro mondo!
Missoula 19/03/2007
Tutto è bene quel che finisce male
Moses Lake 14/03/2007
Gunga e Din
Vancouver 13/03/2007
Ricordi senza rimpianti
Vancouver 09/03/2007
Lettere dal golfo
Jeneau 05/03/2007
Il tappo di Bering
Anchorage 25/02/2007
Quelli del mondo come allora
Petropavlovsk 21/02/2007
Arrivederci - Dasvidania
Vladivostok 18/02/2007
Lost
Lhasa 10/02/2007
Ti ricordi di Ciu Ciu Mpai?
Pechino 06/02/2007
Mission impossible
Ulan Bator 02/02/2007
Una giornata particolare
Irkutsk 26/01/2007
Pizza connection
Ekaterimburg 21/01/2007
In viaggio con la zia
Alanaesk 20/01/2007
Una pallottola spuntata
Mosca 17/01/2007
Irina è andata via
San Pietroburgo 14/01/2007
Copenaghen: Wonderful?
Copenhagen 11/01/2007

 

Lost

Lhasa, 10 February 2007

To: Shapiro Film Studio International

...
...
I must confess that all this merely made me identify more intensely with the role of the persecuted monk who secretly returned to his country. And I faced those careful checks by the Lhasa customs officers patiently and meekly, whereas – just a few days earlier – if the restaurant waitress were slow bringing me the hamburger I’d ordered, or if it weren’t cooked the way I’d asked, or if the leaf of lettuce were too little, the onion too raw, or the coffee too cold, I’d have started shouting like a madman. Then, when I entered the hotel and a girl put a white synthetic scarf around my neck and bowed quickly, her hands folded, I finally became a monk. The cold room where I stayed immediately seemed luxurious, and when I opened the mini-bar and found it empty, a masochistic shiver of pleasure ran down my back. ...
...
I will leave this letter with the concierge at the hotel where your crew is filming scenes for the film The Heroes of Lhasa, which seems to be the story of the handful of Chinese soldiers who were clubbed to death by the population during the invasion of Tibet.
My address is listed below. Please alert the United States authorities of my status and condition.

Edward Bryan
Ciumpexin Monastery
North District
Lhasa, Tibet

 

Washington D. C. 13 February 2007

Att: Edward Bryan
Ciumpexin Monastery
North District
Lhasa, Tibet
...
...
We are unaware of the reasons you left the country and have resided in Tibet since January 2000. Regardless of your religious motivations...
...

Yours respectfully, Anthony Rosenberg


... And this is why he always carries with him – well concealed – two of the works censored in Tibet: Happy Times and Rudyard Kipling’s Kim.
I anxiously await the arrival of the tourist season every year.