Sep 9, 2010

The Truth About Tibet Progress Report

3 Generations believes in the power of storytelling to engage action towards creating a world free of injustices and crimes against humanity.

As part of our work with Tibetan genocide survivors, we reviewed a lot of films that tell the history of the Tibetan people. For our progress report, we thought we’d share a few of our favorites:

Documentary: • Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion, Tom Piozet, director, 2002 • Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet, Luc Schaedler, director, 2005 • The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, directors, 2010

Fiction: • Kundun, Martin Scorsese, director, 1997 • Windhorse, Paul Wagner, director, 1998 • Dreaming Lhasa, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, directors, 2005

Do you know of any other films that we should consider? Post a comment here or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/3generations or on Twitter @3generations.

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Jul 16, 2010

More Progress: Cambodia, Rwanda, Tibet

Things are really heating up over here at 3 Generations. And it's not just because of the summer weather in New York!

Thanks to your support we are pleased to share two new interviews on our website:

Mony Nou-Sucipto was not even 18 years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power. Her heartfelt description of what she witnessed in Cambodia is both candid and powerful.

Pin Samkhon was 19 years old when he witnessed the Cambodian genocide. His unique insight as a journalist who interviewed Pol Pot is very touching and should not be missed.

Please see links to the interviews below.

We'd like to say a special thank you to the Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia (ASRIC) who collaborated with us on these interviews. We applaud your work and are extremely grateful for your support.

Also, new to the 3 Generations community is our intern, Alice Liou. Alice is a rising sophomore at Dartmouth College, and is extremely enthusiastic about being on our team and helping us further our mission of ending injustice through storytelling. "Working with 3 Generations has been and continues to be a wonderful opportunity," Alice says. "Not only am I able to learn, first-hand, of the sociopolitical injustices of the world, but I am also given the unique and rewarding chance to help do something about them. By narrating and spreading survivors' stories of their personal experiences in crimes against humanity, 3 Generations ignites important dialogue, illuminates otherwise clouded understanding of global atrocities, and inspires change that brings us towards fulfilling humanity's potential. As a college student, I am incredibly privileged to serve such an important cause."

We are grateful for all of your support and we hope you will continue to help us tell survivor stories. We have some projects in the works and we will be announcing them very soon. To get the latest updates, please join us on Facebook and Twitter @3generations .

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Jun 9, 2010

The Truth about Tibet

The Truth About Tibet: Hear Their Stories, gives Tibetans opportunities to tell the world their personal experiences under Chinese rule, building awareness and working towards the end of the current atrocities in Tibet. Your support of this project has allowed us to publish stories by survivors such as Ngawang Sangdrol and reach out to others such as Penpa. Your support will help us publish Penpa's extraordinary story that 3G is currently working on.

3 Generations’ mission is to end injustice and fulfill humanity’s potential through storytelling. The organization focuses on creating change by curating the most compelling stories and most impactful change strategies to get people’s attention and compel them to act. We believe that stories are a powerful way to raise awareness and get people to engage on an issue that they otherwise might not be aware of.

Originally focused on stories of genocide, 3 Generations has recently widened its scope to include a broader set of issues, all linked by a common theme of improving humanity. What are some of the issues you'd like to see addressed? What stories do you think we should help tell?

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