Italian Film Festival Cancels Screening Of ‘Tibet Sky’


We wish to congratulate Salento Interntional Film Festival (SIFF) for its courageous, inspired and principled decision, announced today on Twitter, not to screen China’s controversial and ethically troubling film ‘Tibet Sky’, a master-class in disinformation, censorship and denial regarding China’s invasion and occupation of Tibet. Mr. Luigi Campanile, Executive Director and his fellow executives at SIFF deserve every credit for taking this action, which is respected by all who value human rights, justice and freedom. As SIFF rightly affirm “For Us Cinema Is Culture And Culture Is Democracy”

Thanks also are due to our colleagues at @tibettruth who worked tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinated actions against this appalling movie, supported by our many friends on Twitter. Special mention must be made to Riccardo Boni, Andrea Spinetti, and one of our supporters in China, for translating our article on the issue into Italian and Chinese.

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5 thoughts on “Italian Film Festival Cancels Screening Of ‘Tibet Sky’”

  1. Congratulation to the close of racist movie

    However, I believe now that since Tibet occupation before 65 the world still need someone to explain after all of these years!!!!

    I think its time Tibetans start act at themselves..stop looking to the internationals..especially governments

    1. Thank you for your kind support. Inside occupied Tibet such a resistance already exists and has been ongoing since 1950. In exile it is true that a great self-reliance is needed in terms of progressing Tibet’s true cause, as governments are largely corrupt and relegate human rights and freedom below considerations of trade with China.

    2. what the *&%$! is wrong with you, you actually think that bondage and serfdom never occurred in Tibet? I realize that there are elements of propaganda in modern Chinese history about Tibet but denying serfdom is so delusional, this same practice was done in Ladakh and ended just recently, please if there is a film about Tibetans in connection with Mongolian kings forcefully taking over other peoples lands and making them pay taxes I hope you wont have a problem of banning it at all.

      1. Your comment has been allowed, despite it’s troll-like content and somewhat abusive tone. The reason your remarks are featured is that they
        exemplify fallacy very well, indeed you have set in place a straw-man argument, to allow yourself the opportunity of pushing a view engineered by China’s ministry of disinformation. Now for the record, the post your replied to was about a film, endorsed, funded and promoted via the Chinese regime, our critique and concern related to that alone and rightly exposed it as an attempt by the CCP to peddle its tired fabrications about Tibet. Such deceptions and distortions are used to justify the invasion, occupation and the oppression of Tibet! As to Tibetan history and conditions, no nation or culture can claim a past without injustice or inequality, including Tibet, however such aspects fade dramatically in comparison to the genocidal insanity of the CCP, which has inflicted death, misery, suffering, torture upon the people of China, and occupied lands such as Tibet, East Turkestan and Southern Mongolia. The tyranny continues and one day people in China will arise!

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