A documentary produced by the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China.
The CPC propaganda department began work on this documentary film immediately after the Tibetan Uprising was crushed in Lhasa. Many of the actions scenes: the PLA attack on Chakpori, the surrender of Tibetan soldiers and volunteers etc., were reenactments, according to eyewitness sources. The footage of the Women’s procession and the Lhasa police and soldiers marching, were taken during and possibly prior to the events of March 1959.
This documentary was released in Chinese, Tibetan, English, Russian etc., in the late summer of 1959. Its propaganda value was immense and it was released internationally. The Tibetan language version, Zingdruk Lhingchak, was publically screened all over Tibet, even in prisons and labor-camps.
In spite of its propaganda misrepresentations this documentary film is the only cinematic record we have of the Tibet's March Uprising.