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26 - THE BLIND CHILDREN OF TIBET

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Life is harsh on the high plateau of Tibet. In addition, the blind people who live there have to contend with the popular belief that their blindness is a punishment inflicted by the gods to repair a wrong committed in a previous life.

Sabriye Tenberken has fought for these neglected children. She has founded a school in Lhassa for 28 blind children. Here, they learn Tibetan, Chinese, English, mathematics and the art of massage. But most importantly, she teaches them how to live independently, and how to negotiate life in the city with a white cane.

Director(s) : FRANZMANN (Ilka)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH, GEOLINO

Production Year : 2013
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.