• Short Summary

    The troubles of refugees in various parts of Asia have been capturing the headlines recently, but in the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Nepal about 100,000 Tibetan exiles have been eking out a precarious existence for almost 20 years, largely forgotten by the outside world.

  • Description

    The troubles of refugees in various parts of Asia have been capturing the headlines recently, but in the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Nepal about 100,000 Tibetan exiles have been eking out a precarious existence for almost 20 years, largely forgotten by the outside world.

    SYNOPSIS: All but a small minority of rich Tibetans live in settlements which can only be described as squalid. By nature cheerful and accepting of whatever circumstances they find themselves in, the Tibetans in Nepal have made the best of an unhappy fate. Most fled from Tibet following the Chinese takeover in 1951, others were born here and have never seen their native land.

    But they are steadfast in maintaining their cultural and religious traditions. Recently the Dalai Lama and other religious leaders have had the pleasure of seeing Tibetan Buddhism take root and flourish in many countries throughout the world. But despite efforts by several international agencies most of the refugees are stuck where they are, with minimal prospects of an improvement in their living conditions. The reason for this? No-body wants to offend the Chinese, with their powerful economic and political leverage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TO9P3QOR6CSCG2TKK8DUA3CJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TO9P3QOR6CSCG2TKK8DUA3CJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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