blogs

Enjoy a large variety of incisive and original opinions and analysis on Tibet’s political affairs, society, culture and arts.

book & film reviews

Original reviews of books, magazines, films and music relevant to Tibet’s struggle for independence.

cinema ’59

Discuss and organize screenings of films of freedom struggle and national liberation, and propose specific titles that inspire you.

news & events

Find out about past and forthcoming events, demonstrations, actions and conferences around the world.

videos & photos

Check the latest videos from a number of sharing websites and photos collections on Tibet’s struggle for independence.

Dear Brothers and Sisters
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Oct 31, 2008  |  No Comment

Nights have been rough during these past few weeks. I have been having nightmares – a man in elaborate headgear on a black horse sends his arrows whistling towards me. “He wants to kill me! …

Lodi Gyari, special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Web Chowkidar  |  Oct 17, 2008  |  No Comment
Lodi Gyari, special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lodi Gyari, special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, talks to Radio Free Asia on the next Sino-Tibetan dialogue.

Tibet, Our Country (unplugged)
Web Chowkidar  |  Sep 30, 2008  |  No Comment
Tibet, Our Country (unplugged)

Live, e-recorded at the Freedom Street, Minnesota. More songs coming soon. Look out for Melong Band 2009 Album.
This song (Tibet, Our Country) is dedicated to the Tibetan victims of the Nangpa La shooting.

Toasting The Olympics With Toxic Milk
Closing Lies From The Beijing Games
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 25, 2008  |  No Comment
Toasting The Olympics With Toxic Milk

Expurgated Anthem
A Tibetan friend in Switzerland passed on this bit of revelation to me. He had been watching the conclusion of the Beijing Games on German TV (ZDF) and noticed that when they sung the …

Remembering the First Rangzen Marcher
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 17, 2008  |  No Comment
Remembering the First Rangzen Marcher

Late one night in October 1988 I was woken by a telephone call from the United States. I was living in Japan then, teaching English and writing the occasional book review for the Japan Times. …

Ashoka
Ryszard Cimek  |  Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
Ashoka

2001, India, Santosh Sivan
Prince Ashoka, heir to the Magadha Kingdom, bowing to his mother’s demand forsakes his princely status and goes to live in the wild for awhile. There he meets and falls in love …

Paradise Now
Ryszard Cimek  |  Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
Paradise Now

2005, Belgium, Hany Abu-Assad
The story places two close friends, Palestinians Said and Khaled, recruited by an extremist group to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Tel-Aviv, blowing up themselves. However, things go wrong and both friends …

The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas
Ryszard Cimek  |  Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas

1995, USA, Saul Landau
The film does a good job of explaining in unsensationalized terms what the Zapatistas are about, and how U.S. corporations, NAFTA, and the WTO are directly responsible for the uprising. The Zapatistas …

Zelary
Ryszard Cimek  |  Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
Zelary

2003, Czech Republic / Slovakia / Austria, Ondrej Trojan
Two very different people meet and fall in love in “Zelary,” the Oscar-nominated (Best Foreign Language Film, 2003) romantic epic from director Ondrej Trojan. Eliska, a sophisticated …

The Singing Revolution
Ryszard Cimek  |  Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
The Singing Revolution

2006, Estonia / USA, James Tusty (Documentary)
The Singing Revolution traces the history of Estonia and the Baltic region from its very roots between 5,000 to 8,000 years ago through to the Singing Revolution. It tells …