Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen released

On 5 June 2014 Dhondup Wangchen was released from a Chinese prison, after serving six-years as a political prisoner. Dhondup was sentenced for making “Leaving Fear Behind”, a film about the situation in Tibet including interviews with ordinary Tibetans in Tibet speaking about their thoughts, feelings and desires for freedom.In a statement issued to his family in exile he said “At this moment, I feel that everything inside me is in a sea of tears. I hope to recover my health soon. I would like to express my feeling of deepest gratitude for all the support I received while in prison and I want to be reunited with my family.”Dhondup Wangchen’s case is known internationally. He has been awarded by various international organisations such as Committee to Protect Journalists for his courageous work making the documentary “Leaving Fear Behind” and his case was the focal point of many campaigns of international human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Reporters without Borders. Government representatives around the world have brought up his case in their talks with their Chinese counterparts.Dhondup Wangchen’s film “Leaving Fear Behind” – the film he was imprisoned for making -  can be viewed online here. The film (28 min.) has been translated into a dozen languages and has been screened in more than 30 countries worldwide.Read more here: http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2014/06/05/tibetan-filmmaker-dhondup-wang...

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On 5 June 2014 Dhondup Wangchen was released from a Chinese prison, after serving six-years as a political prisoner.