‘Escape from Tibet’
(Documentary | Duration: 50 min | Directed by: Nick Gray)

Still from the movie 'Escape from Tibet'

This documentary is about a group of young Tibetans escaping from Tibet into India. Little wonder that more and more Tibetans are escaping from the torture, persecution and oppression which they face daily in their own country. To do so they must travel 1,600 miles with no maps or specialist clothing. The journey takes them from sub-zero temperatures at altitude of 19,000 feet through the searing heat of Kathmandu.

And the elements aren't their only. For before they are registered as refugees, they could face deportation as illegal aliens and be returned to Tibet. In Kathmandu, escapees are met by an official of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and only if they are granted refugee papers, may they continue their journey to Dharamshala.

All Tibetans who reach Dharamshala are granted an audience with the Dalai Lama who tells them the last thing they wish to hear — that they must return to Tibet in order to preserve Tibet's unique cultural identity which must not be allowed to disappear.

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