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"As long as human rights are violated, there can be no foundation for peace. How can peace grow where speaking the truth is itself a crime?"

Tibet doc looks for UK home

October 16, 2008

Emily Brookes
October 15, 2008

MIPCOM NEWS -- Australian first-time filmmaker Lara Damiani is in
Cannes this week looking for international broadcast partners,
specifically from the UK, for her documentary Tibet's Cry for Freedom (1x52').

Narrated by Australian actress Kerry Armstrong (SeaChange, Bed of
Roses), the film explores contemporary Tibetan history, issues of
human rights and what it means to be a refugee.

Cry for Freedom was recently purchased by New Zealand public
broadcaster TVNZ. It has aired at festivals in France and Finland and
will screen in the US later this month.

Damiani, who is based at the Screen Australia booth at Mipcom,
financed the 12-month shoot with cash reserves, bank loans and by
selling clothes and furniture, as well as with the help of donations.

"This project is evidence of what can be achieved when people who
really believe in something come together to make it happen," she
said. "It's also a sign of the support for the ideals of freedom,
peace, truth and justice."
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