A brand new movie analyzes the decades-long Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) occupation of Tibet, and questions whether or not Tibetans will resort to violence after the passing of the Dalai Lama as a way for freedom.
“Crouching Snow Lion Rising Dragon” premiered on-line on March 10, 2021, to mark the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising. After a competition run, it is going to launch later this yr.
Pema Dhondup Gakyil, a Nepali filmmaker based mostly in Los Angeles, produced and directed the movie over a interval of 20 years “because some of the witnesses and officials that saw the events of March 10, 1959 are no more and their accounts were recorded in late 1990s,” he mentioned in a press release.
“The greatest achievement of the Dalai Lama for Tibet’s struggle is his conscious effort to keep the struggle peaceful and non-violent. Will it be the same after he is gone?” Gakyil mentioned.
With the Dalai Lama in his 86th yr, many Tibetans query the long run relationship between Tibet and the CCP and whether or not the battle will flip violent.
“No one wants conflict and confrontation and His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] says in the film that no human problem has been resolved through violence, so it would be unthinkable if Tibetans took that path after he is gone,” Gakyil mentioned.
“[The] Dalai Lama has single handedly held the community together, but we can see ordinary Tibetans are getting frustrated with the impasse in the effort between Tibet and China to find an amicable solution to decades of occupation.”
Gakyil has made a number of documentaries and brief movies along with his manufacturing firm, Clear Mirror Pictures. He wrote, co-produced, and directed a earlier Tibetan characteristic movie, “We’re No Monks.” He has a number of movies in improvement in Hollywood and Bollywood.
The movie was shot principally in India and the United States.