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Why So Many Tibetans Have Set Themselves on Fire (VOA On Assignment July 4 Special Edition)i
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July 05, 2013 12:27 AM
A new VOA documentary, Fire in the Land of Snow, explores the rise of self-immolations by Tibetans. Combining smuggled videos, firsthand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars and officials, the film provides an in-depth look at the root causes of this tragic form of protest. VOA Tibetan Service Chief Losang Gyatso and producer Susan Jackson tell On Assignment's Alex Villarreal what making the film taught them and what they hope others will take away from it. Note: video in this segment might be disturbing to some viewers.

Why So Many Tibetans Have Set Themselves on Fire (VOA On Assignment July 4 Special Edition)

Published July 04, 2013

A new VOA documentary, Fire in the Land of Snow, explores the rise of self-immolations by Tibetans. Combining smuggled videos, firsthand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars and officials, the film provides an in-depth look at the root causes of this tragic form of protest. VOA Tibetan Service Chief Losang Gyatso and producer Susan Jackson tell On Assignment's Alex Villarreal what making the film taught them and what they hope others will take away from it. Note: video in this segment might be disturbing to some viewers.

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"Life of a Syrian Child Refugee"

"50 Years of Wilderness Preservation"

"American Indians Reclaim Their Culture"

"A Ministry of Laughter"

 

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