Filmscreening in Zürich and Bern with Chime Yangzom - Escape Over The Himalayas

29. July 2016, 07:42

 

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The refugee crisis rooting from the conflicts in the Middle East has raised everyone’s consciousness of the problem of people forced from their homeland because of unbearable conditions. It also highlights the risks people are prepared to take to get away, and the tragic results that often occur.

People have been escaping from Tibet ever since 1959 when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee his homeland and still to this day, there are people fleeing the country due to the oppressive and destructive policies of the Chinese government.

This film was made in the year 2000 and goes to the Tibet-Nepal border to see the children who are being smuggled across the border so that they can get an education in their own language, culture and religion, and it is truly heartbreaking to see children as young as seven walking for days on end trying to cross mountain passes 22,000 ft high and covered with snow and blizzards.

It seems that unlike the traffickers profiting from the chaos in the Middle East the guides who are helping the children here are risking everything, and not for money, but to help the children out of a situation in their home country which has become unbearable.

The film follows the children as they cross out of Tibet, and down into Nepal, and finally on to India and Dharamsala, where they are greeted by the Dalai Lama, and looked after by his sister who is running Tibetan schools for the children.

This is a really moving, and quite unforgettable film, which focuses our attention on a nearly forgotten crisis.

Tibetan Youth Association in Europe is organising a film screening of the documentary movie “Escape over the Himalayas”. Chime Yangzom was born in Lhasa, Tibet. At the age of 9, she fled to India along with her younger sister and 4 other children. They all went to Tibetan Children’s Village Dharamsala. After finishing her studies in English Literature from Delhi University, she is now living in Darmstadt in Germany and studying motion pictures at the college in Dieburg.

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Tibetan Youth Association in Europe is organising a film screening of the documentary movie “Escape over the Himalayas”.
Chime Yangzom was born in Lhasa, Tibet. At the age of 9, she fled to India along with her younger sister and 4 other children. They all went to Tibetan Children’s Village Dharamsala. After finishing her studies in English Literature from Delhi University, she is now living in Darmstadt in Germany and studying motion pictures at the college in Dieburg.


On 5th August, 2016 at 6pm
Venue: Treffpunkt Wittigkofen, Jupiterstrasse 15, 3015 Bern
On 6th August 2016 
Venue: Zurich

Link: Filmscreening in Zürich with Chime Yangzom - Escape Over The Himalayas