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Home to Tibetby Lisa Merton
A Tibetan refugee returns to his occupied homeland
Home to Tibet documents the return of the Tibetan stone mason, Sonam Lama, to his homeland for the first time since his escape 12 years ago. It is the moving story of one Tibetan which illustrates the struggles of the Tibetan people to preserve their culture and way of life while living under Chinese occupation. Any film about Tibet and its people must inevitably address the political situation, but politics is not the central concern of this production. Rather, it is about the inseparability of spirituality, family, culture and politics for the Tibetan people. Home to Tibet is Sonam's story, but it is also the story of thousands of other Tibetans.
University of Tennessee at Chatanooga "Education About Asia"
full review Dr. James Lewis, Theology and World Religions
The real story of what has happened since the Chinese occupied Tibet has rarely been told so well as in Home to Tibet. It reveals this national tragedy in a moving story of one man's return to his home land. I recommend it to any one who cares about the Tibetan people, about justice and human rights, and about the human heart.
Daniel Goleman Ph.D.
Author, Emotional Intelligence
This video tells a wonderful story, one that is both heartbreaking and triumphant. I highly recommend it.
Jan Willis, Chair
Religion Dept. Wesleyan University
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- PBS Television Broadcast
- Bronze Apple Award, National Educational Film and Video Festival
- Finalist, Worldfest, Charleston
- Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
- International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam
- MountainFilm, Telluride
- Windy City International Documentary Festival
Subject: Multicultural Studies