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Raid into Tibet

Introduced by Tenzin Phuntsog, Founder, Tibet Film Archive

(Adrian Cowell, 1966)

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In 1964, British filmmakers Adrian Cowell, George Patterson, and Chris Menges (the Oscar-winning cinematographer of The Killing Fields) traveled with the Khampa guerrillas over a 20,000-foot pass from a remote region of Nepal into occupied Tibet and captured an ambush on a Chinese military convoy. The footage—smuggled out just one step ahead of the CIA and released to critical acclaim as Raid into Tibet—remains an important historical artifact, the only known footage of Tibetan resistance fighters in combat with the Chinese. (28 mins., DCP)

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

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Raid into Tibet