Hong Kong Tibet Film & Cultural Festival
Hong Kong
50. Solothurner Filmtage
Switzerland
Berlin & Beyond Honolulu
USA
20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival San Francisco
USA
9. Fünf Seen Filmfestival
Germany
Dharamsala Int. Filmfestival
Panorama do Cinema Suíço Contemporâneo
Brazil
Patmos int. Filmfestival
Greece
4. Berner Filmpreis Festival
Switzerland
15th Tiburon International Film Festival
USA
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Tibetan Warrior
The true Story of one Man's Fight for Freedom
cinema-documentary
2015
CH
84 min.
HD
A true story on the non-violent fight for freedom and the danger of radicalization.
Provides a fascinating insight into the conflict over Tibet.
Züritipp (Switzerland)
This sensitive documentary leads us to the very limits of non-violence."
Der Bund (Switzerland)
“Unlike television, Hunziker doesn't start filming only after a bomb has exploded.”
Aargauer Newspaper (Switzerland)

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For more than 60 years Tibetans have been fighting Chinese oppression. But their non-violent struggle appears to be in vain. Now, as a new form of peaceful protest, Tibetans are setting themselves on fire. Loten Namling – an exiled Tibetan and musician living in Switzerland – is deeply disturbed by such self-destructive action. So he sets off from Europe to India, on a one-man mission to meet top politicians, experts and young radicals. He himself becomes increasingly radical, and is on the verge of violent protest. Finally he ends up at the Office of the Dalai Lama in India, to seek the advice from the exiled Tibetan leader.

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Crew

written and directed by   DODO HUNZIKER
produced by   URS SCHNELL
production assistant   LEA RINDLISBACHER
      
co-produced by
SWISS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SRF)
URS AUGSTBURGER / MARIUS BORN
      
camera    PIERRE REISCHER
     DODO HUNZIKER

camera Vienna    TIZIAN TENZIN (TENZFILMZ)
additional camera Geneva    MANUEL UEBERSAX
     YVAN ZIADE
additional camera India    SAPTARSHI ROY
     ASHVINI SOLANKI
      
editing    DODO HUNZIKER
editing supervisor    PETER KÖNIG
editing consultant    THOMAS BACHMANN
editing assistant    TITUS BÜTLER
      
color grading    PIERRE REISCHER
sound editing & mixing    PETER VON SIEBENTHAL
      
sound recordings    PETER VON SIEBENTHAL
     DODO HUNZIKER
     IVAN STEINER
     JANOSCH RÖTHLISBERGER
     TOBIAS HIRSBRUNNER
     ANNA HALDORSDOTTIR
     JOSEPH SPAID
sound recording “Yi Re Kyo”    BERTRAND SIFFERT  
      
script consultant production    JÜRGEN SEIDLER
script consultant development    JOSY MEIER
script editorial    URS SCHNELL
      
production assistance Dharamsala    
NGAWANG RABGYAL (LHA CHARITABLE TRUST)
translations from Tibetan    LOSANG RIBI
     DUKTEN KYI
     LOBSANG RABSEL
     TASHI "PASHI" PASANG
translations English    COLIN FARMER
translations French    PIERRE SOLTERMANN
      
artwork    AMY BOTELLO
dcp mastering    TRINIPIX
      
music composition    FRANZ TREICHLER


Cast

HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA      
LOTEN NAMLING     
DHINGRI NGAWANG    Tibetan army veteran / former political prisoner
VENERABLE BAGDRO    former political prisoner
LOBSANG YESHI    spokesman, Kirti Monastery Dharamsala, India
FRANZ TREICHLER    musician, The Young Gods
KELSANG GYALTSEN    Special Representative of the Dalai Lama to Europe
LOBSANG SANGAY    Prime Minister in Exile, Central Tibetan Administration
MARTIN NAEF    member of the Swiss parliament
CHRISTIAN LÜSCHER    member of the Swiss parliament
JACQUELINE FEHR    member of the Swiss parliament
GERHARD PFISTER    member of the Swiss parliament
ANDREAS AEBI    member of the Swiss parliament
JOHANN SCHNEIDER-AMMANN    Swiss Economics Minister
PENPA TSERING    Speaker of the Central Tibetan Administration
LUKAR JAM    poet / former political prisoner
TENZIN JIGME    President Tibetan Youth Congress
LOBSANG WANGYAL    culture manager Miss Tibet / Free Spirit Award