Directed , Shot & Edited by Richard Edkins
"Team Tibet", follows a group of Tibetans living in exile in India, who want Tibet to be able to take part in the 2008 Olympics. Filmed August 2007 in McLeod Ganj and Delhi, it asks: Why did they flee Tibet? What is the situation in Tibet under Chinese occupation? What are their hopes for the future of their country, people and cultures? And What about the 2008 games?
The film was first public screened 0n the 20th August 2007 at The Tibetan Welfare Office in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh India. Read more in Blog entry
It's UK premiere was at The Heart of England International Film Festival (2009) where I was presented with the Festival Director's Special Award.
The film was made whilst on an overland trip from 'Birmingham to Beijing'.
Since making the film we have visited Tibet and China, read / see photos at:
IMDB listing: imdb.com/title/tt1673479/
Team Tibet was originally uploaded to Youtube in four parts in 2007, patiently on a dial up modem from Lahore, Pakistan.
Part one: youtube.com/watch?v=Kq9CXOIGQVU
Part Two: youtube.com/watch?v=kqjrgqxt-0A
Part Three: youtube.com/watch?v=xRFWwCOYry8
Part Four: youtube.com/watch?v=uucCfZZ92dU