Tibet. Children of the Exile (2009.12)

Tibet. Children of the Exile

Rome, 2009 Dec 12 Dec Scuola Montesano, via di San Crisogono, 39


The photos (authors: Marilia Bellaterra e Giovanni Vuono) portray the future of Tibet: the children. They represents instants of their daily lives. Of their touching and premature participation to the peaceful “fight” of a population that want to see acknowledged their denied rights.

In their smiles you can find traces of pain and rage. As the wait of a legitimate future did not completely heal the loss of their roots.

During the exhibit the all-round musician Oscar Bonelli performed several sounds and music inspired to the Roof of the World and a nonstop video showing the Tibetan political and social situation from the Chinese occupation to our days, has been played.

More than 150 guests visited the exhibit. They positively commented both the initiative and the emotional involvement of the images portrayed. Among these visitors, several members of the Tibetan Community in Italy.

The photos have been clustered in three sections: Children and Monks portrayed in different moments of their life in exile. Most of the images have been shot in Dharamsala, in combination with the opening of the Olympic Games in Pecking on August of 2008.

I Section – Children participating to the peaceful protest marches against the occupation of Tibet by the Government of Bejing.


II Section – Children in the days of the Exile


III Section – the young Monks of the Exile