The Resource The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet, written by Tenzing Sonam ; produced and directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam ; a White Crane Films production for BBC

The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet, written by Tenzing Sonam ; produced and directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam ; a White Crane Films production for BBC

Label
The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet
Title
The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet
Statement of responsibility
written by Tenzing Sonam ; produced and directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam ; a White Crane Films production for BBC
Title variation
shadow circus
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Tibetan people are well known for being devoutly religious and peace-loving. Few, however, know that thousands of Tibetans took up arms against the invading forces of Communist China and for more than a decade waged a bitter and bloody guerrilla war of resistance. From the mid-1950s until 1969 the Tibetans were aided in their efforts by an unlikely ally: the CIA.Between 1957 and 1969 the CIA armed, financed, and helped 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 northwestern Nepal. This project, code-named ST Circus, 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.Featuring unique archival footage and exclusive interviews with former Tibetan resistance fighters and surviving CIA operatives, this powerful documentary reveals for the first time this hitherto unknown chapter in Tibet's recent history -- a tale that is both heroic and tragic, and full of sad ironies and unexpected twists that overturn all preconceptions about both Tibet and the CIA. It was produced by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • In Tibetan
  • Original language in English
  • Original language in Tibetan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tenzing Sonam
  • Sarin, Ritu
  • Sachs, Andrew
  • (1959), Tenzing Sonam
  • Sarin, Ritu
  • Sarin, Ritu
  • (1959), Tenzing Sonam
  • (1930), Andrew Sachs
  • White Crane Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Berkeley Media
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Guerrillas
  • Insurgency
  • Espionage, American
  • South Asia
  • International relations
  • War
  • Insurgency
  • Espionage
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • United States
  • China
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
Target audience
adult
Label
The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet, written by Tenzing Sonam ; produced and directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam ; a White Crane Films production for BBC
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 15, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (50 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3227803
  • (OCoLC)954042158
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3227803/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000133962
Video recording format
other
Label
The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet, written by Tenzing Sonam ; produced and directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam ; a White Crane Films production for BBC
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 15, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (50 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3227803
  • (OCoLC)954042158
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3227803/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000133962
Video recording format
other

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