Tibetan Warrior
The true Story of one Man's Fight for Freedom
cinema-documentary 2015
84 min.
A true story on the non-violent fight for freedom and the danger of radicalization.

North America/Switzerland

For more than 60 years Tibetans have been fighting Chinese oppression. But their non-violent struggle appears to be in vain. Now, as a new form of peaceful protest, Tibetans are setting themselves on fire. Loten Namling – an exiled Tibetan and musician living in Switzerland – is deeply disturbed by such self-destructive action. So he sets off from Europe to India, on a one-man mission to meet top politicians, experts and young radicals. He himself becomes increasingly radical, and is on the verge of violent protest. Finally he ends up at the Office of the Dalai Lama in India, to seek the advice from the exiled Tibetan leader.

press review

A film which does not simply take the side of Tibet, but which portrays the independence movement from different perspectives with all their tensions. It's this perspective which provides a fascinating insight into the conflict over Tibet.
Züritipp (Zurich), 4.2.2015
His walk from Bern to Geneva pulling a coffin on wheels – spectacular.
Swiss Radio SRF1 Regional Journal
This sensitive documentary reaches right into the heart of Loten Namling. It leads us to the very limits of non-violence, before turning away from terror – terror which attracts wider attention in our world than the songs of this wandering minstrel in his yearning for freedom, justice, truth and his homeland.
DER BUND newspaper (Switzerland), 11.2.2015
The documentary film, un-rehearsed, un-scripted, could serve as a source of strength along the way and as a testimony to the world of one people’s lonely but brave struggle to exist and be counted.