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Tibet: The Bamboo Curtain Falls

Synopsis
A 1981 episode of The World About Us that documents the history of political struggle between Tibet and China through archival film shot by western travellers in the early part of the century. Shows daily life and Tibetan Buddhist public rituals in the days before Chinese occupation, as well as the exodus of the Tibetans from their homeland to India led by the 15 year old Dalai Lama. Examines changes in the country after the Chinese invasion in 1950.
Series
World About Us, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
1982
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 8/4/1982
Subjects
Geography; Politics & government
Keywords
Tibet; political geography

Credits

Producer
Simon Normanton

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$7.49
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

MediaOutlet.com

Email
service@prosperohouse.com
Web
http://www.mediaoutlet.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
PO Box 1432
Bayonne
NJ 07002
USA
Notes
Specialises in US archival moving image and sound material, particularly vintage radio and public service films and broadcasts that have been digitally restored. Formerly known as Earthstation.com. Sale on multi-region DVD or CD.

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