Films Showing

Raid Into Tibet with 'Tibetan Buddhism'

Raid Into Tibet with 'Tibetan Buddhism'

Raid Into Tibet with 'Tibetan Buddhism'

1966 / 50min / DCP


A vivid, firsthand account of the Tibetan struggle against Chinese occupation filmed in 1964. From the isolated Mustang region, where the resistance was based, to Dzum Valley, where the filming took place, Raid into Tibet was accomplished through the stubborn efforts of British journalist George Patterson, filmmaker Adrian Cowell, and cameraman Chris Menges, who accompanied guerrilla fighters to witness an attack on a Chinese military convoy and smuggled the resulting footage past a CIA cordon.

Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at Cineric Inc. laboratory in association with Tibet Film Archive. Special thanks to the Cowell family.

Screening With

A television documentary that explores Mahayana Bodhisattva Buddhism among Tibetan refugees in Nepal. This film provided the cover story, permits and budget that made the filming of Raid into Tibet possible. Screening introduced by Tenzin Phuntsog, founder of the Tibet Film Archive.

Work in Progress Restoration Screening

Each film is 25 minutes long.