San Francisco, California, USA (March 1, 2010) - "I have been waiting my whole life to tell what happened in Tibet," declared an 82 year-old Tibetan refugee after meeting with Marcella Adamski, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist working in San Francisco's Financial District, who is working to record the life stories of exiled Tibetan elders.

Dharamshala: A new documentary about the life of blind Tibetan musician Acho Namgyal received its world premiere on February 20 at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala, India. Director Sonam Tashi spent two years filming in the US, Switzerland and India to tell the story Acho Namgyal and the roots of the Nangma and Toeshey genres of Tibetan classical music.

In May 2001, photographer Tom Wool spent four weeks photographing life in the villages of Tibet’s Rongbuk Valley, an expanse of rugged terrain stretching fifty miles from the northern base of Mount Everest. Home to around 3000 Tibetans, this area is distinctly important to the indigenous population for its sacred geography and history.

Dharamshala: On 6 October China has claimed the first swine flu death in Tibet, saying an 18 year old Tibetan girl has died of A/H1N1 Flu on 4 October in Tibet's Maltrogangkar county (Ch: Maizhokunggar), near Tibetan capital Lhasa. But, China did not disclose any detailed information about the disease in areas of eastern Tibet.

Dharamshala: A newly arrived Tibetan woman, Rigzin Dolma, from Karze County in eastern Tibet, talked about her participation in the peaceful protest on 18 March 2008 and Chinese crackdown. "They were beating people, killing them. I saw it," said Dolma.

Dharamshala: Kunsang Sonam escaped from Tibet on March 24, 2008; two weeks after the 2008 uprising in Tibet on March 10th. With the help of friends, who paid 5,000 Chinese yen, he was driven by a Chinese man to the Nepali border. There, he paid a bribe of 60,000 Chinese yen to avoid repatriation by the Nepali police.

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