The Team

The entire project team was made up of volunteers, generously devoting their time and passion for the completion of the documentary, at all stages: research, production, camera, sound, translation, editing and distribution.


Team members Annie Fréchette, Eva Cirnu, Dominik Czartoryski and Elias Varoutsos with Tenzin Tsundue, writer and activist. Dharamshala, Jan. 2013

The project was self-funded, with the exception of part of the travel costs, generously contributed by Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec.



Eva Cirnu: Director, Producer, Editor, Researcher, Camera, Translation, Original music

Dominik Czartoryski: Producer, Sound, Original music

Annie Fréchette: Production assistant, Researcher, Photographer

Elias Varoutsos: Camera, Lighting

Patricia Miotto: Camera

Amchok Gompo: Soundtrack – ‘Sounds of the Himalayas’ album

Nathalie Matteau: French narration

Helmut Obermeir: English narration

Kalsang Dolma: Translation (Tibetan)

Jampa Barshee: Translation (Tibetan)

Lhamduk Gya: Translation (Tibetan)

Etienne Gagnon: Editing consultant

Tashi Wangyal: Script consultant

Helmut Obermeir: Script consultant

Archive footage: Courtesy of the Central Tibetan Administration.

Photo credits: Canada Tibet Committee and Wikimedia library – YuenYan, Pat B, Dieter Schuh, Luca Galuzzi.