Join us for LEAVING FEAR BEHIND May 19th at 1:00pm.
Presented by Amnesty International Group 86, This 25min film will be followed by a Q and A discussion with the filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, his wife Lhamo Tso and our AIUSA Executive Director Margaret Huang.
Dhondup Wangchen is a Tibetan filmmaker imprisoned by the Chinese government in 2008 on charges related to his documentary LEAVING FEAR BEHIND. Made with senior Tibetan monk Jigme Gyatso, the documentary consists of interviews with ordinary Tibetan people discussing the 14th Dalai Lama, the Chinese government, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Han Chinese migrants to the region. After smuggling the tapes of the interviews out of Tibet, however, Dhondup Wangchen and Jigme Gyatso were detained during the 2008 Tibetan unrest.
Dhondup Wangchen was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for subversion. Numerous international human rights organizations protested his detention, including Amnesty International, which named him a prisoner of conscience. In 2012, he was awarded the International Press Freedom Award of the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
Showing on Saturday May 19 2018 1:00 PM (90 Minutes)
Esquire Theatre – Auditorium 4