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Title Satya : A Prayer for the Enemy
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet, more than one million Tibetans have been tortured, executed or starved to death for their role in demonstrations against the Chinese occupation. Tibetan nuns have fearlessly staged demonstrations for independence. Countless nuns have been imprisoned and tortured for shouting slogans, criticizing the Chinese state in conversations with foreigners, possessing posters which call for Tibetan independence, or hoisting the Tibetan flag. The treatment they receive as political prisoners is brutal. In a deeply personal and lyrical style, Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy focuses on the testimonies of these nuns, revealing continued religious oppression and human rights abuses in occupied Tibet. For over forty years the Tibetans have adhered to the principles of nonviolent social change. Satya seeks to understand the basis and inspiration for this choice of nonviolence, and the spiritual principles that influence their understanding of the enemy
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by BrunoFilms in 1992
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Women political activists -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Regoin
Buddhist nuns -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Personal narratives.
Form Streaming video
Author Bruno, Ellen, film director
Wangmo, Tsering, 1967- contributor
Mason Finlayson, Elizabeth, contributor, actor
Chogkhan, Pema, contributor
Kanopy (Firm)