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Documentary Analyzes Tibet’s Future Relations With the CCP

A new film analyzes the decades-long Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) occupation of Tibet, and questions whether Tibetans will resort to violence after the passing of the Dalai Lama as a means for freedom. “Crouching Snow Lion Rising Dragon” premiered online on March 10, 2021, to mark the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising. After a festival run, it will release later this year. Pema Dhondup Gakyil, a Nepali filmmaker based in Los Angeles, produced and directed the film over a period of two decades “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 said in a statement. “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 said. With the Dalai …

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