This most recent work by the well-known documentary director Paul Wagner portrays the situation of Tibet under Chinese rule through the use of the digital camera. Tibet under Chinese control, Dolkar and Dorjee are both 20-year-old young men who live very different lives from their cousin Pemma. While Pemma is a Buddhist monk, Dolkar wants to sing patriotic songs honoring the Chinese government. Although Dorjee complains about the Chinese government, he is unwilling to put his beliefs into action. He is thus no different from Dolkar. One day, Pemma gets arrested during an anti-government demonstration. Her arrest becomes an opportunity for Dolkar and Dorjee to reflect on the political situation of Tibet under Chinese rule and becomes a catalyst for changes in their lives. In this film, we can see the director´s skill in documentary narration. The home video of the American tourist Amy who appears in the film becomes a means for the director to air his own viewpoints. The message that the director wants to convey to the viewers through direct narration is precisely the message contained in the interview that Amy conducts with Pemma after he is released from prison.
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