China Pulls Films Because Festival Won’t Pull Tibetan Film

Chalk up another instance of the Chinese trying to control every little instance of Tibet in the rest of world (illegally occupying the nation does not appear to be enough). The New York Times Arts Beat blog reports that two Chinese film makers are pulling their entries to the Palm Springs International Film Festival because organizers have refused to cancel the screening of a film about the Tibetan independence movement, “The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle For Freedom.” I’m sure that these film makers are making this pro-China protest of their own volition and not at the behest of anyone in their government.

A trailer to “The Sun Behind the Clouds” is embedded above. It looks great and includes interviews with Lhadon Tethong and Tenzin Tsundue, two of the Tibetan independence movement’s most important young leaders.

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