Enes Kanter Freedom is an NBA player and activist who sent shock waves through the sports world when he spoke out against China’s brutalization of the Tibetan people. Dhondup Wangchen is a Tibetan filmmaker who endured years of imprisonment and torture after he made a documentary about China’s repression in Tibet leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And Wangpo Tethong is the executive director of ICT-Europe who unfurled a pro-Tibet banner in China’s Tiananmen Square in 2006, right next to the Olympic countdown clock.
With the Olympics about to return to China for the 2022 Winter Games—which begin Feb. 4 in Beijing—these three experts on sports and human rights join us to discuss what the Olympics mean for Tibet, and what the international community should do about it. Enes also reveals how the Dalai Lama inspires him to become a better person—and how much he loves Tibetan “momos.”
Learn more about Enes Kanter Freedom’s support for Tibet: www.savetibet.org/chinas-nba-enes-kanter-response-raises-olympics-concerns
Watch #MyOlympicOath from Dhondup Wangchen: www.myolympicoath.org
Watch “Leaving Fear Behind,” the documentary Dhondup Wangchen made about repression in Tibet before Beijing 2008: https://vimeo.com/50220285
Read how China’s oppression in Tibet has escalated since the last Beijing Olympics: www.savetibet.org/olympics2022
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