Film Screening & Discussion on ‘Fire in the Land of Snow’


Organized by: Active Nonviolence Education Centre (ANEC) in collaboration with Stories of Tibetans
Program Coordinator: Tenzin Namdol, Intern
Date of Activity: April 8, 2024
Venue: Hope Café
Total Participants: 5 non-Tibetan

Resource person:

  • Dolma Yangkyi, Senior Project Officer
  • Karma Chodak, Project Officer
  • Tenzin Namdol, Intern
Activity Overview

On April 8, 2024, the Active Nonviolence Education Centre (ANEC) in collaboration with Stories of Tibetans, hosted a compelling documentary screening titled ‘Fire in the Land of Snow.’ The event, held from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm at Hope Café, center on the theme of nonviolent struggles of Tibetans, drawing attention to significant human rights issues.

Documentary Film

The documentary ‘Fire in the Land of Snow’ powerfully depicts the harsh realities faced by Tibetans under Chinese rule, focusing on the tragic acts of self-immolation as a form of protest. Featuring insights from scholars in Tibet and China, the film exposes the severe living conditions and the impact of Chinese martial law.


The session commenced with an introduction to the documentary, providing essential context on the self-immolation phenomenon and the broader struggles within Tibet. This initial briefing helped frame the subsequent screening, ensuring the audience could fully grasp the gravity of the issues presented.

Discussion and Q&A

The screening was followed by a dynamic question-and-answer session. Participants engaged deeply with the content, posing insightful questions about the current situation in Tibet and the widespread human rights violations. This interactive discussion facilitated a deeper understanding and greater awareness among attendees.

Feedback and Acknowledgements

The participants expressed their profound appreciation for ANEC’s dedication to raising awareness about Tibetan issues. They acknowledged the effectiveness of nonviolent struggle as a powerful means to achieve freedom and recognized ANEC’s role in educating the public about the severe human rights abuses in Tibet.

Lessons Learned and Improvements

  • Lessons Learned: The event underscored the impact of documentary films in raising awareness and fostering dialogue on critical human rights issues.
  • Problems Faced: None
  • Suggestions for Improvement: None suggested

Success Story

While no specific success story was recorded, the positive feedback and heightened awareness among the participants highlight the event’s success in achieving its educational and advocacy goals.

This event report captures the successful execution and significant impact of the documentary film screening and discussion on the nonviolent struggles of Tibetans, organized by ANEC in partnership with Stories of Tibetans. The event not only educated the attendees but also fostered a meaningful dialogue on human rights and nonviolent resistance.

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