Struggle for Tibet
Today Tibet has become perhaps more important than ever for the ambitions of the Chinese leadership. China's cities and industries need more and more electricity and water - and the plan is for both to be provided by gigantic hydraulic engineering projects in Tibet, the biggest and riskiest in the world. For the first time, the documentary shows principally Chinese people talking about the Tibetan conflict: writers, historians and scientists who can no longer tolerate the propaganda of the Beijing government and have set about discovering the truth for themselves. They create a picture of Tibet's past and present, the like of which has never before been seen. This film shows the real agenda of the Chinese government on the roof of the world.
Produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion for WDR and NDR, in collaboration with Arte, supported by MEDIA Programme of the European Union
World sales: Global Screen
Written and directed by: Shi Ming, Thomas Weidenbach // Camera: Michael Kern // Sound: Armin Siegwarth // Film editor: Marc Schubert // Music: Thomas Wolter // Sound editor: Maximilian Dederichs // Sound mix: Florian Ebert // Production assistant: Katja Sträter // Production manager: Oliver Gontram // Executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // Series editors: Christiane Hinz (WDR), Silvia Gutmann (NDR), Birgit Keller-Reddemann (WDR, Planet Schule)
Length: 30 min, 45 min, 52 min, in HD
- 'Snow lion' journalist award of the 'International Campaign for Tibet' in Germany, 2014
- Nomination for the German Human Rights Film Award 2014