Never Forget Tibet

March 31, 2022

Over sixty years after China’s Most Wanted Man escaped from occupied Tibet, the powerful documentary follows The Dalai Lama as he recounts his escape through the Tibetan borderlands into India to tell his remarkable escape story as he fled in 1959. One of the most significant moments of 20th-century history, Never Forget Tibet tells the secret story of the Dalai Lama’s journey into exile told in his own words through exclusive access to the Dalai Lama and the previously unknown private diary of the Indian political officer who led him to safety, Har Mander Singh. Incorporating interviews with the Dalai Lama’s family, the Tibetan Community living in Exile and those with historic ties to Tibet, this culturally significant story offers insights into the importance of our shared worldwide humanity and reveals the incredible details of the Dalai Lama’s escape and his wider message of compassion firsthand. It also documents the rich art, culture, and traditions of the region.

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His Holiness Dalai Lama shares a dangerous moment  His Holiness Dalai Lama shares how his life was in danger at the time of the escape. Chinese military forces were camped nearby and he had to sneak out in disguise under the cover of darkness. If he was captured, then he’d have been killed.
His Holiness Dalai Lama shares a dangerous moment His Holiness Dalai Lama shares how his life was in danger at the time of the escape. Chinese military forces were camped nearby and he had to sneak out in disguise under the cover of darkness. If he was captured, then he’d have been killed.
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His Holiness Dalai Lama and Har Mander Reunion  In Never Forget Tibet, His Holiness Dalai Lama and Har Mander Singh meet for a secret reunion to discuss the escape on film. This is the first time they have spoken together on record since the perilous escape in 1959.  During the escape the Chinese still hunted for the Dalai Lama by air and on land, intent on “disposing” of him. Neighbouring countries refused to accept the Tibetan party, fearing China’s wrath. With contentious border issues and a
His Holiness Dalai Lama and Har Mander Reunion In Never Forget Tibet, His Holiness Dalai Lama and Har Mander Singh meet for a secret reunion to discuss the escape on film. This is the first time they have spoken together on record since the perilous escape in 1959. During the escape the Chinese still hunted for the Dalai Lama by air and on land, intent on “disposing” of him. Neighbouring countries refused to accept the Tibetan party, fearing China’s wrath. With contentious border issues and a
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The Dalai Lama and Har Mander Speak  His Holiness shares his most important commitments about what he most cares about. He emphasises the importance of cultivating compassion and consideration for all 7+ billion beings who live on the plant. Har Mander Singh describes how it has been one of the most moving experiences of his life meeting the Dalai Lama, who for him is the embodiment of love.
The Dalai Lama and Har Mander Speak His Holiness shares his most important commitments about what he most cares about. He emphasises the importance of cultivating compassion and consideration for all 7+ billion beings who live on the plant. Har Mander Singh describes how it has been one of the most moving experiences of his life meeting the Dalai Lama, who for him is the embodiment of love.
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Tibetan Boy Monk  A young Tibetan monk prays at the Dalai Lama’s temple, reciting prayers and ancient mantras in the same style Tibetans have practiced for thousands of years.
Tibetan Boy Monk A young Tibetan monk prays at the Dalai Lama’s temple, reciting prayers and ancient mantras in the same style Tibetans have practiced for thousands of years.
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Escape under cover of darkness  With the help of CIA -trained Tibetan guerrillas who had been smuggled out to the US to be coached and trained, the Dalai Lama and his escape party fled to southern Tibet. The Dalai Lama was in danger, even his trusted wise oracles told him so. He escaped in the dead of night with his closest advisors, tutors and some family members. This is a picture of His Holiness escaping over the high Himalayan mountains through Tibet during the escape. The Chinese military were in pursuit and aiming to find and capture him. This picture shows the Dalai Lama on horseback along with those who were travelling from Tibet with him.
Escape under cover of darkness With the help of CIA -trained Tibetan guerrillas who had been smuggled out to the US to be coached and trained, the Dalai Lama and his escape party fled to southern Tibet. The Dalai Lama was in danger, even his trusted wise oracles told him so. He escaped in the dead of night with his closest advisors, tutors and some family members. This is a picture of His Holiness escaping over the high Himalayan mountains through Tibet during the escape. The Chinese military were in pursuit and aiming to find and capture him. This picture shows the Dalai Lama on horseback along with those who were travelling from Tibet with him.
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His Holiness Dalai Lama and Har Mander Reunion
His Holiness Dalai Lama and Har Mander Reunion
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The Dalai Lama appears on the world famous Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the largest outdoor music festival in the world. He meets musician Patti Smith on stage and greets the crowd with his hands together in a traditional prayer. The crowd love him and he shares his words of advice to the 100,000 people gathered in the hallowed Somerset fields of Glastonbury Festival to hear the world renowned spiritual leader of Tibet speak.
The Dalai Lama appears on the world famous Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the largest outdoor music festival in the world. He meets musician Patti Smith on stage and greets the crowd with his hands together in a traditional prayer. The crowd love him and he shares his words of advice to the 100,000 people gathered in the hallowed Somerset fields of Glastonbury Festival to hear the world renowned spiritual leader of Tibet speak.
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During the making of the film, Top Secret Governmental letters were discovered in the U.K. They show the original letters that were being written by world leaders at the time about the Chinese invasion of Tibet. Letters between the Dalai Lama, Indian Prime Minister Nehru, US President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan have been dramatically included in the film and they are narrated by Hugh Bonneville. They give a direct insight into the levels of concern international Gover
During the making of the film, Top Secret Governmental letters were discovered in the U.K. They show the original letters that were being written by world leaders at the time about the Chinese invasion of Tibet. Letters between the Dalai Lama, Indian Prime Minister Nehru, US President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan have been dramatically included in the film and they are narrated by Hugh Bonneville. They give a direct insight into the levels of concern international Gover
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