Life in Exile, Part Two: Resisting the Chinese Occupation: Personal Accounts of Tibetans

1988-90, 30 min, color, sound

The People's Republic of China occupied Tibet in 1950, and the occupation continues to this date. In this tape, Tibetans discuss their experiences of imprisonment, torture and escape over the Himalayas to India. Feingold interviews older Tibetans who escaped in 1959, as well as young monks who participated in 1988 demonstrations for independence. The tape includes rare footage of police violence inside Tibet during these demonstrations. The Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve this crisis through non-violence, but, as other Tibetans recall, the Chinese treatment of the Tibetan independence movement has been brutal.

Interviews/Camera/Editing: Ken Feingold. Production Assistant/Sound Recordist: Sara Rothholz-Weiner.