The Truth about Tibet: Hear Their Stories

by 3 Generations
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Since we started this important project sharing the stories of Tibetan survivors of Chinese brutality we have partnered with The Tibet Fund and recently supported Mickey Lemle's upcoming feature documentary “The Last Dalia Lama?"              We are proud of all that we have accomplished and now feel it is time for us to step down. We feel confident that The Tibet Fund is best placed to achieve meaningful changes for Tibetan communities globally.

We hope all the passionate supporters of this project continue to engage with 3 Generations' other projects and stay up to date on our latest news at www.3Generations.org. 

We wish all of our past supporters a very Happy Losar and hope those of you that celebrated enjoyed a time of purification and renewal.

We would also like to send our most positive and uplifting thoughts to His Holiness the Dalia Lama as he deals with health issues. In a recent statement about his treatment His Holiness said, "I want to take this opportunity today to convey my greetings to my people, ordained and lay, young and old, especially those in Tibet, as well as those in exile, since we are approaching the Tibetan new year. I want to tell you that I am doing well. The treatment takes a few minutes every day, but it takes time to complete the treatment. It is nothing complicated, its not serious, there's nothing to worry about." 

Thank you to all of your for supporting us throughout this project, and we invite you to continue to follow the efforts of The Tibet Fund, http://www.tibetfund.org, on whose Board, our Executive Director Jane Wells serves. 

Thuk jay chey,

The staff of 3 Generations

Tibet is often referred to as the world's "third pole," and has the world's third-largest store of ice. As climate change continues to destroy our planet, we at 3 Generations found ourselves filming the beginnings of the earth's desecration in our most recent feature film, A Different American Dream. The results of climate change are being felt in a different part of the world we focus on, Tibet, through retreating glaciers, deteriorating permafrost, degrading grassland and increasing desertification. 
Join us in supporting the Central Tibetian Administration and His Holiness in their vital leadership on climate issues. These issues cross all borders and cultures, and we hope they come to a fruitful head in the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris. We need the UN to put Tibet on the agenda for the talks and recognize it's importance for the health and sustainability of the entire world. Learn more about the CTA's efforts and COP21 here: http://tibet.net/cop21/

 

 

On July 6th the Dalai Lama, whose spiritual teachings of love and friendship inspire all of us here at 3 Generations, is turning eighty years old. This is an accomplishment in itself as well as a cause of celebration. It is also, however, a time to reflect. Since 2009 more than 140 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China’s oppressive and deliberate occupation. More and more peaceful Tibetan demonstrations are being met with violence from Chinese police. There are also now more Chinese residents living in Tibet’s capital Lhasa than Tibetans, as most have been forced out of their city. This is truly a cultural genocide.

3 Generations is proud to share human rights stories from around the world. We strive to amplify the voices of those who may not be heard. One of our past interviewees is Rinchen Dharlo, who now serves as the current president of the Tibet Fund. Dharlo suffered the deaths of both his brother and mother and eventually had to flee to India, walking hundreds of miles through the Himalayan Mountains, where the temperature is so cold it can be deadly. 

We continue to support Rinchen and all survivors of genocide. 3 Generations strives to protect both individuals and their stories. So, Happy Birthday to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama! And thank you to everyone who has supported our organization. With your continued help, stories like Rinchen’s will not be silenced. His interview is now available on our website for viewing:

http://www.3generations.org/story/rinchen-dharlo/

Amid waving flags and rising chants, thousands around the world collected en masse last week with one demand: a free Tibet. This past March 10th marked the 56th Tibetan National Uprising Day, an event commemorating the failed Tibetan revolt against the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. From Australia to New York City, from Berlin to Paris, thousands of ralliers voiced the same message cried 56 years ago.  

“All fighting age men who had survived the revolt were deported and those fleeing the scene reported that Chinese troops burned corpses in [Lhasa] for 12 hours.” - BBC’s account of the aftermath of the Tibetan revolt.

Since then little has changed. At the Europe Stands with Tibet rally in Paris, a former nun remarked of her 12 year incarceration that began 1990. Following a peaceful protest in favor of the freedom of speech and religion, Gyaltsen Drolkar found herself in a Chinese jail where she says she was relentlessly tortured. “They used electric instruments,” Drolkar recounts, “I would faint, and when I came to, they would start again.” Even today, the oppression remains. Tibetans can still be arrested if caught with the writings or pictures of the Dalai Lama.

As the rallies spread, pressing for freedom of expression in Tibet and the end of oppression by the chinese government, few seem optimistic. Nadine Baumann, executive director of the Tibet Initiative Deutschland, mentioned during a rally in Germany, “the human rights situation in Tibet has increasingly deteriorated since Xi Jinping came to power in 201, despite our initial hopes for a new dialogue-oriented Tibet policy from the Chinese government.”


By capturing the stories of Tibetan survivors on film, 3 Generations looks to bring the issue of the continued oppression in Tibet to the forefront of public opinion. Through their stories we help raise awareness of Tibet's plight and providing avenues that honor those who have died and to foster the healing process in survivors. With your continued support, 3 Generations can help foster a growing audience with a singular message: free Tibet.

In a stern reminder of more than half a century of oppression, thousands of robe clad Tibetans gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal this past December 10. On the 66th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, the collected mass rallied to bring awareness of the continued struggle of the Tibetan people; a legacy of cultural and religious suppression lasting 55 years.

As 3 Generations strives to bring the stories of victims and vulnerable populations to light, the voices of the Tibetan people provide invaluable first-hand accounts into the struggles of a subjugated people. The recollections of Nagwang Sandrol, a past interviewee, provide sobering accounts of the continued religious suppression. Her experiences in a monastery, destroyed by Chinese oppressors, are, sadly, shared experiences among the over 20,000 displaced Tibetans. Her feelings of anger and injustice are shared by people around the world.  

In 2015, we continue our effort of shedding light on the turmoil that has become a daily occurrence in the lives of the Tibetan people. Look forward to new stories, such as those of Tibet Fund president, Rinchen Dharlo, in the coming year. As an organization striving to amplify the voices of victims worldwide, 3 Generations looks to our supporters to help incite a national dialogue. We need to bring the world to a realization that 55 years of oppression is 55 too many.   

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3 Generations

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.3generations.org
Project Leader:
Jane Wells
3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

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