Tibet Sky: China’s Great Movie Lie!

We travel in hope that people are essentially good-hearted and value human rights and freedom, is such optimism misplaced when we hear of plans of internationally respected film festivals linked with screenings of China’s nauseating propaganda movie ‘Tibet Sky’?

Surely the world of cinema would not wish to endorse a movie that whitewashes, distorts and conceals China’s genocidal assault of Tibet and its people?

So festival organizers of Montreal and Salento in Italy we ask you to stand with Tibet’s people and not the tyranny which is China’s regime.

La menzogna cinematografica della propaganda cinese

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Era dai tempi in cui Leni Riefenstahl celebrava amorevolmente la Germania nazista col film propagandistico “Il Trionfo Della Volontà” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will e la commissione cinematografica sudafricana incoraggiava la produzione di documentari sull’apparente felicità delle popolazioni nere dei ghetti, che il mondo non assisteva ad una tale stucchevole glorificazione e sponsorizzazione della tirannia Ancora un nuovo film Cinese sul Tibet, (Tibet Sky), è pronto per essere introdotto e presentato nell’ambiente dell’infamia cinematografica.

Sarà proiettato al “Festival Internazionale del Cinema del Salento” e all’International Film Festival di Montreal – rispettivamente a Giugno ed Agosto 2014-. Prodotto da Ren Zhonglun, dalla Shanghai Film Corporation e con il sostegno del “Regime Cinese”, il film sembra essere volutamente confezionato per alimentare la disinformazione sulla questione Tibetana, attraverso contraddizioni, imprecisioni e macchinazioni varie. Anche se mascherato come una semplice romantica storia di vita, la banale narrazione dei viaggi di due tibetani, l’obiettivo di questo CAPOLAVORO DI PROPAGANDA è chiaro: spacciare e divulgare la mitologica Verità di Stato (progettata dalle autorità Cinesi) e cioè che il Tibet fu liberato dalla schiavitù della sua struttura feudale e che da allora ha goduto di una gioiosa rinascita di libertà e di prosperità. Questa propaganda ossequiosa, imposta da un regime totalitario che ha inflitto così tanta sofferenza al Popolo Tibetano (e non solo) sarà sicuramente causa di grande preoccupazione e sdegno per tutti coloro che credono nel valore dei diritti umani, della libertà e della giustizia.

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Sarebbe un’utopia sperare che l’integrità morale de mondo del cinema e l’impegno per i diritti umani prevalgano su questa nauseante campagna mediatica tanto da non essere supportata o promossa ?? Sappiamo tutti che Hollywood è alla continua ricerca dei grandi dollari, all’espansione attraverso connessioni e collaborazioni col mercato Cinese, il cui denaro può vincere su qualunque principio morale. Tuttavia è importante sfidare e smascherare questo ultimo tentativo del Regime Cinese che vuole nascondere l’evidenza della sua invasione e l’illegale occupazione del Tibet, nascondere la mera e vile aggressione genocida sui Tibetani !!!

A tal fine ci appelliamo al Festival Internazionale del Cinema del Salento e l’International Film Festival di Montreal per esprimere solidarietà al popolo, ai principi dei diritti umani e della libertà del Tibet e di ritirare i progetti diretti a proiettare e promuovere ‘Tibet Sky’. Chi volesse sostenere che la petizione è invitato a farlo tramite Twitter, Facebook o e-mail

Luigi Campanile – Direttore Esecutivo del Salento International Film Festival

Email: salento.cinema@thinkitalian.org

Twitter: @SALENTOFILMFEST

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salento-International-FILM-Festival/120619264658485

西藏的天空. 史上最大的电影谎言

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自从莱尼·里芬斯塔尔那部充满“深情”的影片—“意志的胜利”(一部她为纳粹进行政治宣传和颂扬的纪录片),以及一部经由南非种族隔离委员会鼓励的,记录了生活在种族隔离城镇里的黑人民众的“幸福生活”的纪录片之后,没有一部影片能让电影界感受到这样一种令人不安的对暴政的赞扬与支持。

然而,一部来自中国的名为“西藏天空”的电影据称将会出现在6月份在意大利举办的萨伦托(Salento)国际电影节以及8月份的蒙特利尔(Montreal)国际电影节里。这部电影一定会出现在电影的耻辱柱上。

这部由任仲伦和上海电影制片厂制作并且得到中国政府的支持的电影,显然会把对于西藏的误导引入欺诈,不实和捏造的深渊。 尽管这部电影表面上肤浅的叙述了两个西藏青年的个人经历,但是这部大师级的政治宣传作品的目的很明确,就是要向外界兜售由中国一手批准,设计的错误观念:是中国政府把西藏从封建社会的束缚中解放出来并让她和她的民众享受到了无边的快乐与繁荣。

这种由一个对西藏人民施加了极大痛苦的独裁政权所炮制的谄媚宣传必将引起所有珍视人权,自由和正义的人士的关注。

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与此同时,奢望电影界的正直之心以及对人权承诺将会占据主流,奢望这种对西藏实施种族灭绝的暴行进行恶心粉饰的行为不被支持与助长是不是太天真了呢?当然我们知道好莱坞通过各种与中国的合作来寻求高额利润和商业上的扩张,也许他们认为金钱是万能的,并可以为此放弃原则。

但是揭露并向中国政府这种为了掩盖它那对西藏发动侵略继而非法占领西藏的可怕事实所做的尝试发起挑战是很重要的。 为了这个目的,我们呼吁萨伦托(Salento)国际电影节以及蒙特利尔(Montreal)国际电影节能表明他们和西藏人民以及对于人权和自由的理念是站在同一阵在线上的,同时撤销任何放映“西藏天空”的计划。

任何人希望支持此次请愿的可以通过Twitter, Facebook或者email来表达意愿。

Serge Losique, President
Montreal International Film Festival

Email: info@ffm-montreal.org

Twitter: @FFMMontreal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FFMMontreal

Luigi Campanile – Executive Director
Salento International Film Festival

Email: salento.cinema@thinkitalian.org

Twitter: @SALENTOFILMFEST

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salento-International-FILM-Festival/120619264658485

Tibet Sky-The Greatest Cinematic Lie Ever Told

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Not since Leni Riefenstahl lovingly fashioned ‘Triumph Of The Will’, her propaganda celebration of Nazi-Germany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will or the film board of apartheid South Africa encouraged documentaries of the supposedly content black populations of the townships, has the world-of-film witnessed such a disturbing glorification and endorsement of tyranny.

Yet a new film from China ‘Tibet Sky’, reportedly to feature at the Salento International Film Festival in Italy this June and the Montreal International Film Festival during August, looks set to be inducted into that hall of cinematic infamy. Produced by Ren Zhonglun, the Shanghai Film Corporation and with the backing of the Chinese Regime, the movie takes disinformation on Tibet to even greater depths of duplicity, inaccuracy and fabrication. More information HERE

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Although masked by a superficial narrative relating to the personal journeys of two Tibetan characters the objective of this master-class in propaganda is clear, to peddle the state approved mythology, as engineered by the Chinese authorities, that Tibet was liberated from feudal bondage and has since enjoyed a renaissance of unbound joy and prosperity. This obsequious propaganda, sanctioned with the approval of a totalitarian regime that inflicts such suffering upon the people of Tibet will surely cause great concern to all those who value human rights, liberty and justice.

Meanwhile is it too fanciful to hope that within the film world integrity and a commitment to human rights will prevail and that this nauseating whitewash of China’s genocidal assault upon Tibet will not be supported or promoted? Sure we know that Hollywood is seeking big dollars and expansion by various collaborations with China, money talks and usually says ‘screw principle’ however it is important to expose and challenge this latest effort by China’s Regime to conceal the harrowing reality of its invasion and illegal occupation of Tibet.

To that end we appeal to the Salento International Film Festival and the Montreal International Film Festival to express solidarity with the Tibetan people and principles of human rights and freedom and withdraw any plans to screen ‘Tibet Sky’.

Anyone wishing to support that petition is invited to do so via Twitter, Facebook or email

Serge Losique, President
Montreal International Film Festival

Email: info@ffm-montreal.org

Twitter: @FFMMontreal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FFMMontreal

Luigi Campanile – Executive Director
Salento International Film Festival

Email: salento.cinema@thinkitalian.org

Twitter: @SALENTOFILMFEST

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salento-International-FILM-Festival/120619264658485

 

Tibetan In Kham Sacrifices His Life For Tibet

April 15 a report via Tibetan exile source informed the Voice Of America that a 32 year-old Tibetan, named as Mr. Thinley Namgyal today self-immolated in Tawo, Kham region of East Tibet. He died within a short time ofengulfing himself in flames, a sacrifice which no doubt was protesting against China’s vicious and illegal occupation of Tibet.

Thinley Namgyal Offered Up His Life For Tibet

Thinley Namgyal Offered Up His Life For Tibet

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On this occasion, due to the remoteness of the location, the body was taken to a nearby monastery and eventually returned to the family home, usually China’s paramilitary confiscate the remains of Tibetans who self-immolate and refuse relatives the comfort of conducting Buddhist ritual for the deceased. There have been a number of self-immolations in the area resulting in further tyranny from Chinese paramilitary thugs.

 

One Right To Rule Them All

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When the United Nations commemorates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), signed in Paris December 10, 1948, it should reflect that the Tibetan people have since 1950 endured a series of violations which are in gross contravention of the principles, commitments and freedoms enshrined in the UDHR.

Moreover it should acknowledge that Tibetans constitute a distinct people;
who enjoyed at the least de jure independence, having their own government, treaties with others states, currency, language and culture, and therefore possess the right to self-determination, a fact reflected in UN Resolution 1723. However in light of Tibet’s history of sovereignty there is a powerful case that argues in favor of Tibetan statehood and independence.

Tibetans in Tibet and in exile should take careful note that while individual human rights are of extreme importance, the collective Tibetan right to, at the very minimum, self-determination remains a critical and irreplaceable truth.

Furthermore it is vital that all Tibetans understand that the present policy of the exiled Central Tibetan Administration to accept Chinese rule on the basis of improved autonomy, if realized, would effectively relinquish any Tibetan right to self-determination.

Within the reasoning of the UN and international law human rights are individual in terms of definition and principle, so violations are addressed within the context of of a dominant government exerting political, civil, and territorial control over a people. The UN considers such an authority as ultimately responsible for human rights.

In consideration of that, while of immense value in terms of securing individual freedoms, or as a check against abuse, they do not protect a collective people against the expansionist oppression and cultural genocide which China wages against Tibet.

There is only only one right which Tibetans currently have that can, if realized, offer such protection, the Tibetan people’s right to self-determination, which could permit a plebiscite to determine the common political aspirations of Tibet’s people. The result of such a referendum would inevitably call for an end to Chinese rule and the restoration of Tibet’s rightful independence.