More informations about the Tibetan Genocide:
Dispatches - Undercover in Tibet:
As Tibetan protesters take to the streets in the biggest and most bloody challenge to Chinese rule in nearly 20 years, Dispatches reports on the hidden reality of life under Chinese occupation after spending three months undercover, deep inside the region. Dozens are feared dead after the recent clashes and crackdown by Chinese troops, but with reporting so rigidly controlled from the region little is known of living conditions inside Tibet.
To make this film, Tibetan exile Tash Despa returns to the homeland he risked his life to escape 11 years ago, to carry out secret filming with award-winning, Bafta-nominated director Jezza Neumann (Dispatches Special: China’s Stolen Children). Risking imprisonment and deportation, he uncovers evidence of the “cultural genocide” described by the Dalai Lama.
He finds the nomadic way of life being forcefully wiped out as native Tibetans are stripped of their land and livestock and are being resettled in concrete camps. Tibet reveals the regime of terror which dominates daily life and makes freedom of expression impossible. Tash meets victims of arbitrary arrests, detention, torture and “disappearances” and uncovers evidence of enforced sterilisations on ethnic Tibetan women.
He sees for himself the impact of the enormous military and police presence in the region, and the hunger and hardship being endured by many Tibetans, and hears warnings of the uprising taking place across the provinces now.
Tibet - Beyond Fear:
In this documentary "Tibet : beyond fear" a buddhist nun named Ngwang and a buddhist monk named Bagdro tell their stories. They were on the forefront in the protests against Beijing during the eighties. They were imprisoned and heavily tortured. Their personal stories tell a lot about the resilience of the Tibetan resistance. The Chinese used every conceivable method to break Ngwang and Bagdro, but they refused to compromise their Tibetan stance.
‘The police took shit from the toilet,’ Bagdro recalls about his life in prison. ‘They made it into shit soup and forced us to eat it.’ He tried to commit suicide after one year in prison to end the humiliation. The police caught him and ended his attempt.
They are imprisoned and tortured but through the power of positive thinking, find the strength to move beyond fear. When a world wide movement culminates in their release, they find a way to forgive their former torturers as they continue the struggle to free prisons of conscience they left behind.
Eventually Ngwang and Bagdro were released after years of imprisonment, not coincidentally at a time when Beijing tried to strengthen their ties with the US. Both of them are living abroad now in exile.
(Note: The majority of the video is in english)