Call of the Snow Lion is a new documentary series from Tibet Foundation revealing a history of the unsettled Tibetan Diaspora.
In 1949, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army marched into the Kham region of east Tibet creating unprecedented upheaval which, in 1959, resulted in thousands of Tibetans moving into exile in India, Nepal and beyond.
Sixty years later in 2010, we look back into the reality of the history of the unsettled Tibetan Diaspora, their expectations, hopes and vision for the future.
From 13th November 2010, we will take you on a journey across India with a chosen witness of the past and present events – born in Tibet, he has been a monk, a freedom fighter, a diplomat, The Dalai Lama’s representative and a member of parliament before founding a unique charity that has successfully been working for the past 25 years both inside Tibet and in exile.
Beyond what we hear and what we are told, we will look into the daily life of individuals – young and old, monks and nuns, students and teachers, artists and musicians, ordinary people and officials, and many others including professionals writers and filmmakers.
We will try to catch a glimpse of this thrilling community and uncover the complexity between tantric Buddhism and modern life, theocracy and democracy, and resignation and determination. The 8th story is the end of our journey, concluded by an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.