Tibetan Filmmaker Released from Prison
They say after his release in
The self-taught cameraman and video-activist was arrested in 2008 after travelling across
Dhondup Wangchen's assistant, Golog Jigme, recently arrived in Dharamsala,
"I asked him how his health was and he said that he wasn't doing that well and that his immediate concern is to be able to see his parents and reunite with his wife and children," said Jamyang.
"My children and I, and my husband's parents, have waited and worried all these years. But when I was able to talk to my husband this morning, I couldn't say anything but cry," said Lhamo.
"Leaving Fear Behind" has been translated into a dozen languages and has been screened in more than 30 countries worldwide. In the documentary, ordinary Tibetan farmers and nomads talk about their lives and a desire to see the Dalai Lama return to his homeland.
Chinese officials have not offered any comment on Dhondup Wangchen's release.
This report was produced in collaboration with the VOA Tibetan service.
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