November 9, 2012 Leave a comment
One of the awesome aspects of Psy’s worldwide hit “Gangnam Style” is the political satire embedded in the catchiness. (Although the folks at Left Flank beg to differ.) Students for a Free Tibet and the International Tibet Network have joined in the plethora of copycat Gangnam videos, although this one comes with a very serious message.
About the making of this video: Using the power of humor and theater, this video highlights the cruelty and absurdity of the Chinese government’s colonial policies in Tibet that have driven 63 Tibetans to set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule; 50 this year alone. It also depicts some of the creative protest tactics being used by Tibetans to challenge China’s occupation, including a 2011 boycott of Chinese vegetable vendors. This video will be banned in China and Tibet but Beijing’s censors cannot stop the truth from spreading: Xi Jinping, China’s 5th generation leader will be the last to rule Tibet. Above all, this video is a call to action to the world, urging individuals and governments to help the Tibetan people in their nonviolent struggle for freedom.
More information about Students for a Free Tibet and their campaigns can be found here.