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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Orphans of Tibet

Deep in North India, the Mussoorie school hosts over two thousand Tibetan children, rescued from their homeland to be taught in the ways of their people. This documentary follows the story of children who have left behind their families to endure a treacherous journey over the Himalayas for a chance at a new life.
September 29, 2010


Deep in North India, the Mussoorie school hosts over two thousand Tibetan children, rescued from their homeland to be taught in the ways of their people. This documentary follows the story of children who have left behind their families to endure a treacherous journey over the Himalayas for a chance at a new life. Orphans of Tibet introduces us to nine-year-old Sonam and his friend Dholma, the new girl at the school that he vows to protect. Beyond those two children, the film also introduces us to the bravery of all of the school’s children, ‘orphans’ that are being entrusted with an endangered culture.
Partners: ZED / ARTE
Length: 45 minutes
Aired: May 2010 (ARTE)
Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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