Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tibet and Tiananmen

The Autobiography of a Tibetan MonkAs we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen demonstrations consider viewing this film about Rights Readers author Palden Gyatso (The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk) made in 1998 at the time of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Or try Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion featuring both Palden Gyatso and Blake Kerr (Sky Burial). Kerr was an eyewitness of the 1987 demonstrations in Tibet that were a precursor to Tiananmen 1989 and kicks off the film with his account:

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