Tibetans 1 (Lhasa, Tibet)
Reel Duration: 20’42”
Filming in Lhasa is difficult because of Chinese prohibitions, which are strictly enforced. It is for all intents and purposes an occupied city. Nevertheless, despite these limitations — and a Tibetan “guide” who was told by the Chinese authorities to watch my every move with care — these street scenes provide a look at the Tibetan people, who continue to pray, honor Buddhist principals, and maintain their cultural identity.