I’m a Tibetan, but I was born in India and I am 19 years old. My parents flew from Tibet when Red Chinese Government occupied our country. At the age of 8, my parents sent me to Tibetan boarding refugee school.
In school, every year we got two month holiday to meet our parents and have fun with our time. In school, we were taught everything about our culture, language, and tradition.
I came to United States in February of 2011 with my family. Since I was very young I always had feeling for my country people in Tibet. They always had struggle under the Chinese government but still they raise up the voice of freedom. Since I am in United States, I think that I can do something for my country. I believe in peaceful solution and I think that genuine autonomy is the way we can get back our identity and rights. I will explain what this means in my film.
My Film: BURNING TIBET
“I am here to teach others about Tibet. Making films is the best way I know how.”Jampal - Reel Lives
In 1959, Chinese government occupied our country. Many Tibetans left Tibet with our spiritual leader H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and settle in India. H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama first started School In Exile so that the younger generation of Tibetans could have a modern education. Then we started our Exiled Government with the idea of a middle path. Soon some young Tibetans started the organization call Tibetan Youth Congress with the idea of a free Tibet.
Right now the situation in Tibet is critical so I thought of doing my part of being Tibetan and letting the world know about what happening in Tibet. I always had a interest of doing something for my country so I think Reel Lives is best way of letting people know about my country.
I’m making this film to let the world know something about my country with the hopes of getting your support to get back our freedom and also I’m showing the two way approach toward our freedom. Tibetans in Tibet really need help from the world. Please watch my film and help take action to help my fellow Tibetans.
Tags: Migration, Religion, Culture