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“With My Own Eyes” – Tibet Oral History Project Video Premiere

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Marcella Adamski, Ph.D. 
Screening and Q & A 
Tibet House US Gallery 
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 At 07:00 PM  
$15 Suggested Donation (Reservation Recommended - call Tibet House US: 212.807.0563) 
Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7PM 

About the Event


oral historyMarcella Adamski, Ph.D., founder and Executive Director of the Tibet Oral History Project, will present a new short film highlighting interviews of Tibetan elders conducted in the Bylakuppe and Mungod Tibetan Settlements in India. These incredible eyewitness accounts provide a captivating glimpse into the elders’ early lives in Tibet, the devastating impact of the Chinese invasion and occupation, their arduous flight into exile and their hopes for Tibet and its future generations.
Dr. Adamski founded the Tibet Oral History Project in 2003 in response to a request by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who urged that Tibetan elders be interviewed before their memories faded and their stories lost forever. His Holiness suggested these important testimonies be put on the Internet for the world to see. He also urged that these accounts be translated into Chinese to inform the Chinese people about the true history of Tibet.

Since her initial meeting with His Holiness, Dr. Adamski and her colleagues have worked tirelessly to record and preserve the oral histories of the last generation to live in a free Tibet. The Tibet Oral History Project has documented the elders’ memories of weddings, religious festivals, nomadic life, monastic training, the dynamics of village life, and the beautiful Tibetan landscape and its wildlife. These oral histories will serve as an important resource not only for future generations of Tibetans, but also for historians, scholars, journalists, anthropologists and anyone eager to learn about Tibet.

For more information about the Tibet Oral History Project, please visit the website www.tibetoralhistory.org. Sixty-seven complete oral history transcripts along with video clips of these extraordinary interviews are available online.


Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7PM
Suggested Donation: $15 (Reservation Recommended - call Tibet House US: 212.807.0563) 

About the Presenter

Marcella Adamski, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, California, has also worked for more than 30 years with various human rights organizations. She served as director of Survivors International which provides psychological treatment for torture victims from around the world, and conducted therapy groups for traumatized refugees for the International Rescue Committee. For the Tibet Justice Center (formerly International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet) she served as Chair and as a member of the Board of Directors. Adamski was a consulting psychologist for two Tibet Justice Center human rights investigations in Dharamsala, India conducting interviews with Tibetan women and children refugees about conditions in Chinese occupied Tibet for United Nations committees. She founded the Tibet Oral History Project in 2003 and serves as the Executive Director.

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