Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution
A Quiet Revolution begins on March 12, 1959 when 15,000 unarmed Tibetan women took to the streets of Lhasa to oppose the violent occupation of their country by the Communist Chinese army.
For the first time on film, three generations of Tibetan women and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama tell the story of one of the great movements of nonviolent resistance in modern history.
From the streets of Lhasa to their principal refuge in Dharamsala, India, the stories that live at the heart of this film offer an intimate and direct experience of what it is to lose everything and begin anew.
Ama Adhe recounts 28 years spent in a Chinese prison and the deep faith that allowed her to survive the ordeal as she teaches new generations of young refugees. Dolma Tsering describes sacrifices her parents made as exiles so that she might become first a teacher and then a member of Parliament, and Tseten Choeden, born and raised in exile, ensures that her Tibetan birthright is passed on to her own children as she wrestles with a culture in transition.
After 50 years in exile, His Holiness the Dalai Lama pays tribute to the courage of these remarkable women and their ability to keep their cultural legacy intact for generations to come.