About the film
Summary, Technical Information, Cast & Crew
Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1949/50 there was no peace and the political situation was deteriorating.
“Don’t come back until you are helpful to others”. With these words of his master in his mind, a teenage monk left Tibet in 1958 with the dream of soon returning to his homeland.
‘Getza – Helping Others’ recounts this incredible Odyssey – from monastery to guerrilla, of diplomacy and politics – that led to the creation of Tibet Foundation, a British charity supporting the Tibetan people. Including interviews with people from all over the world and rare archive footage, some never seen before, this documentary film tells a story of the Foundation and a tribute to all those who have participated, contributed and helped the work to become a great success story.
In 2021, Tibet Foundation came to an end. And after living in exile for more than six decades, the young monk’s dream of returning to his homeland is still to be realised. In the hearts of the Tibetan people the dream of freedom lives on.