Online Tibetan Movie – The Shadow Circus: the CIA in Tibet

𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲?

Comfortably at home, an online tibetan movie every Sunday night in November. On Sunday November 7th, we will show 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒅𝒐𝒘 𝑪𝒊𝒓𝒄𝒖𝒔 : 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝑰𝑨 𝒊𝒏 𝑻𝒊𝒃𝒆𝒕 by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.

Synopsis: The Tibetan people are well known for being devoutly religious and peace loving. What is less known is that for nearly two decades, thousands of Tibetans took up arms against the invading forces of Communist China and waged a bitter and bloody guerrilla war. From the mid-1950s until 1969 they were aided in their efforts by an unlikely ally – the CIA.

Between 1957 and 1969 the CIA armed, financed and helped to train Tibetan guerrillas who operated, first inside Tibet, and later – after the Dalai Lama’s escape to India in 1959 – from a base in Mustang, a remote corner of northwest Nepal. This project, code-named STCIRCUS, was one of the CIA’s longest running covert operations. The withdrawal of the CIA’s support in 1969 was as abrupt as its initial involvement was unexpected: the Tibetans had simply fitted into America’s larger policy of destabilising or overthrowing Communist regimes, and when that no longer applied, they were abandoned.

With unique archive footage and exclusive interviews with former resistance fighters and surviving CIA officers, The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet reveals for the first time this hitherto unknown chapter in Tibet’s recent history – a tale that is both heroic and tragic, full of sad ironies and unexpected twists that overturn all preconceptions about both Tibet and the CIA.


The link to watch the movie:

Password: stcircus2


𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 for next Sundays:

Sunday Nov 14th: 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑻𝒊𝒃𝒆𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆 by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay

Sunday Nov 21st: 𝑨 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒅 by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

Sunday Nov 28th : 𝑷𝒂𝒘𝒐 by Marvin Litwak and Sonam Tseten

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