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[7 June 2012] The BBC documentary, The Human Torches of Tibet was first broadcast on 25 May on BBC World and the BBC News channel. The 24-minute programme focuses on the recent self-immolations and protests in Tibet and their impact on the Tibetan exiled community. It was part of BBC's Our World series.

The Dalai LamaIn The Human Torches of Tibet BBC correspondent Sue Lloyd-Roberts asks the Dalai Lama for his views on the current situation in Tibet and questions whether the policy of non-violence is still viable. There are also interviews with the Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, witnesses to self-immolations who have recently escaped from Tibet, and members of the exiled community.

BBC News logoA shortened, six-minute version of the programme was broadcast in the UK in April on Newsnight, BBC2.

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Read Tibet Society's blogpost about the documentary

The Human Torches of Tibet (BBC: 24 minutes)




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