3 Generations

3 Generations is a non-profit organization that documents stories of human rights abuses through film. We enable survivors of crimes against humanity to record their experiences as an act of healing, a call to action and to create historical evidence. We amplify and honor each witness's voice by creating broad audiences: film festivals, educational outreach, theatrical and community screenings, social media, partnerships, web-channels and more. Our goal is to influence the national dialogue and build momentum for social change.
Oct 16, 2014

Rinchen Dharlo's Story

Documenting survival stories on Tibetan refugees is one of 3 Generations’ biggest priorities. This summer we were fortunate enough to interview Rinchen Dharlo, a pre-eminent Tibetan refugee, statesman and current president of the Tibet Fund. We at 3 Generations are all grateful he has shared his story with us.

Rinchen Dharlo is the former representative of the Dalai Lama to the Americas and is currently living in New York City. Mr. Dharlo was born in Western Tibet near Nepal, the oldest of five children. In 1959, he and his family fled oppression from occupying China. While migrating around Nepal, they lived in tents or under trees, having to endure very harsh conditions while also stricken with disease. His mother and younger brother died tragically during this time.

Rinchen eventually managed to enroll at a school in India which the Indian government setup for Tibetan children. Unfortunately, he had to leave his family behind, but still tried to keep in contact with them as they moved from place to place despite not always knowing where they were. As president of the Tibet Fund, Mr. Dharlo now helps other Tibetan refugees retain their cultural practices and teach others about Tibetan culture and tradition.

Mr. Dharlo's moving story will soon be publicly available through our archives at www.3generations.org. Thank you, Rinchen, for sharing your incredible story with us. For more stories like this one, please consider donating to our project today. Just 5 donations of $10 would help us research to identify survivors of genocide while 5 donations of $25 would provide one hour of professional editing. The more support, the more we can do to raise awareness about international human rights abuses. Help be a part of the change!

Oct 15, 2014

We Need More Stories

It's been a year since President Obama's "red-line" statement and the UN and OPCW's (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) subsequent joint mission into Syria elicited the surge in Syria related news stories that the millions of suffering and displaced Syrians so desperately needed. A year later however, the narrative has changed considerably. Where last year, newspapers detailed the stories of ordinary Syrians, the majority of whom are moderate Muslims, simply trying to resist Assad and/or get their families out of harm's way, stories today have narrowed their attention to focus on the West's fight against extremist groups, specifically ISIS. Sadly however, Syria's civil war remains ongoing with the numbers of displaced Syrians only growing larger by the day. Without international news outlets focusing on the refugee crisis, who hears their stories?

As a storytelling organization, 3 Generations endeavors to share the stories of individuals who have endured tremendous abuse and suffering. As a nonprofit however, our filmmaking efforts depend on donations from people like you. Help us raise the money we need to produce new video interviews with Syrian refugees by donating to our project today.

Oct 14, 2014

The Second Gift: A New Gold Rush in the Wild Wild West

"We have seven reservations in the state of Montana... when it comes to the crimes that are affecting us, we're all on the same reservation." - Judge Gregory Mohr, Sidney, MT

The fracking oil boom is not just impacting prices at the pump. It takes a toll on communities, migratory animals and those most vulnerable to exploitation by the influx of oil workers with free time and cash to spend: Native American women, girls and boys who are trafficked to "man-camps" in the most callous example of the Wild West mentality. 

We are excited to announce that the award-winning documentary filmmaker Simon Brook has signed on to direct 3 Generations' upcoming film The Second Gift, which will explore the societal toll of fracking on Native American communities living around the Bakken oil fields. Preparation work has begun and we hope to begin filming this coming January. 

Today, on Columbus Day or as we like to call it, Indigenous People's Day, consider America's history with Native Americans. Take action to stop the egregious violations of the earth and the basic human rights of Native American women and children by donating now. 

 
   

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