This is a 24 minutes documentary with reporter Sam Kiley investigating the trafficking of underage girls into prostitution in India. It's slavery in the most disgusting form. We started in North West Bengal and ended up in the red light districts of Calcutta and Bombay.
The film was produced for the Unreported World series of Channel 4 in November 2004
Un viaggio nella terra del popolo Tamang durante la guerra civile Nepalese, alla scoperta di ambienti meravigliosi e di un popolo che affronta con dignità le sfide della globalizzazione.
I was sad to hear that Bhusang, one of the fighters trained by the CIA in the Tibetan resistance to China, died on March 25th. I had the opportunity to interview him in his tiny room last November in Dharamsala, and was struck by how kind and gentle he was for someone with such a tragic history. As the video says, a lot of his interview still needs to be translated, but this one story had stuck with me, and I thought it would be good to share as a memorial for Bhusang. 1930-2010. RIP.
Tenzin Norkyi, translation.
Photos of Camp Hale, collection of Bruce Walker.
Bhusang's photo in Lhamo Tsering's book "Resistance: Volume II: The Secret Operations into Tibet (1957 - 1962).
This is a work-in-progess segment on how much the Dalai Lama knew of the CIA's operation. This question always intrigued me, and lies at the heart of this story: the conflict of violence in a Tibetan Buddhist world.
6/20/11 Note: I've recently been emailed about the footage in this post's video. Some of the footage shown with accompanying narration speaking about Phala, the Dalai Lama's Lord Chamberlain, is not Phala. For the feature I'll be verifying all referred names & places shown in footage, just keep in mind that in this particular video, what's been verified so far is the poster image for this video and the film starting at 2:15 -- the man in the foreground with his back to the camera, then crosses left to right, making brief eye contact with the camera, and exits frame at 2:21. --LC