With My Own Eyes: Eyewitness Accounts from Tibet’s Elders
Directed by The Tibet Oral History Project
The Tibet Oral History Project aims to preserve the history and culture of the Tibetan people through film. At the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama we record the life experiences of Tibetan elders who were forced to flee their homeland following the Chinese invasion. His Holiness has emphasized the urgency of conducting interviews of these elders before they pass away and their stories are lost forever. TOHP has videotaped the oral histories of 170 Tibetan elders living in exile. This oral history collection is invaluable. It provides intimate portraits of the elders – the last generation to live in a free, unoccupied Tibet – and preserves for future generations the memories of their homeland.