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Tibetan rights group releases movie on political prisoner’s life

punjab Updated: Nov 21, 2013 19:19 IST
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The Tibetan human rights organisation - Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy - has released a documentary based on the life of former Tibetan political prisoner Lhamo Kyab, who is now a political activist in-exile.

“The focus of the film is not just my personal life story; it pays tribute to the incredible determination and courage of the Tibetans, who have been resisting Chinese repression for more than six decades,” said Kyab after the release of the movie.

Titled “A Sacrifice”, the 26-minute documentary is directed by a London-based filmmaker Theo Hessing in 2012 and will be screened as a part of a campaign for Tibetan cause in various countries.
Kyab fled Tibet in 2003, but returned to Tibet in 2006 with a mission to free his homeland from the Chinese occupation. He was subsequently arrested, imprisoned and tortured for three years in Chushul prison near Lhasa.

Tsering Tsomo, executive director, TCHRD, said, “TCHRD is committed to promote movies and other material based on the lives of former political prisoners, it will help us garner international community support.”

She also hopes that the film will create the much-needed awareness and support for Tibet's ongoing non-violent resistance against the Chinese policies.