‘SEIZING THE MOMENT: The Story of Tibet Foundation’

Premier screening of a unique documentary film ‘Getza – Helping Others’

The first public screening of a unique documentary film ‘Getza – Helping Others’ is being planned for 20th October 2021 at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS, University of London from 7pm – 8.45pm.

Introduction to the Film

Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1949/50 there was no peace and the political situation was deteriorating.

“Don’t come back until you are helpful to others”.

With these words of his master in his mind, a teenage monk left Tibet in 1958 with the dream of soon returning to his homeland.

‘Getza -Helping Others’ recounts this incredible Odyssey – from monastery to guerrilla, of diplomacy and politics – that led to the creation of Tibet Foundation, a unique British charity supporting the Tibetan people. Including interviews with individuals from all over the world and rare archive footage, some never seen before, this documentary film tells a story of the Foundation and a tribute to all those who have participated, contributed and helped the work to become a great success story.

This year, the Tibet Foundation came to an end. And after living in exile for more than six decades, the young monk’s dream of returning to his homeland is still to be realised. In the hearts of the Tibetan people the dream of freedom lives on.

Admission is Free

But due to COVID restrictions and limited space attendees are requested to confirm their attendance by emailing at phuntsogw@gmail.com as soon as possible, latest by 4th October 2021, giving the name of the person who will be attending the event.

Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS | Date: Wednesday 20 October | Time: 19.00h to 20.45h


Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

NGO Professional | Activist | Author | Founder and Chairman, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM)

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