THE FILM

TEAM TIBET is a remarkable story of courage; of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, with a drive to cross the finish line stronger than that of any Olympian.

Tibet cannot take part in the Olympics as it is not recognised as a sovereign state by the International Olympic Committee so, in an act of defiance and solidarity, a group of young Tibetan refugees held their own.

Their stories weave through the physical and emotional exhaustion of Olympic events, held in the foothills of the Himalayas in India.

For them, it is bigger than the Games - it’s a race for life.

TEAM TIBET is a film about survival, perseverance, friendship and hope.

 
 
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BEHIND THE LENS

TEAM TIBET was filmed in northern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The majority of filming took place in Dharamsala, in the state of Himachal Pradesh.  It is home to the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Government-in-Exile and over 15,000 Tibetans.

The filmmakers stumbled upon the Tibetan Olympics  and felt compelled to cover the stories of these brave refugees.

 

In the world that we live in today, we feel that it is more important than ever to get these voices, and this story, out into the world. Their story is the story of many displaced people and they risked their lives to tell it.

"LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT SUPPRESSION CANNOT SUPPRESS THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM."

TEAM TIBET

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