With the Olympic Games nearly underway in Beijing, China’s questionable human rights record and the long-standing dispute in Tibet are threatening to overshadow an event that is no stranger to political controversy. Tibet was most recently in the headlines during the international protests against the Olympic torch run, and following China’s crackdown on protestors in Lhasa and other Tibetan cities. Some international organizations, such as the European Parliament, are keeping pressure on China to address its human rights abuses despite its position as host of the Games. However, most other world leaders are going about business as usual, with no plans for a major boycott of the world’s greatest athletic competition.
During the Olympics, Link TV plans to keep one eye on Tibet, presenting documentaries that illuminate the region and its controversy. You are invited to exercise your mind - away from the medal chase - by learning more about this beautiful, intensely spiritual, and highly-contested mountainous region dubbed “the roof of the world”. Link is proud to present the U.S. television premieres of three programs offering a range of perspectives about Tibet: A Year in Tibet, a 5-part BBC series about life in Tibet today; Tibet: Beyond Fear, a film documenting the history of Tibet and the genocide perpetrated by China; and Dreaming of Tibet, which explores the large Tibetan-in-exile community that flourishes outside of Tibet.
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