While it is a deeply sad subject, I very am happy to see that this documentary is now available on youtube. I highly recommend watching. For anybody that isn’t aware, the Panchen Lama is historically one of the most important lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. For centuries it has usually been the Panchen Lama that recognized each incarnation of the Dalai Lama, and vice versa. The current Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, was born in 1989 and recognized by the Dalai Lama in 1995, but shortly after this was kidnapped by the Chinese government and has not been seen since. They claim he is ok, but no foreign group or human rights origanization has ever been allowed to see him or be given information about his whereabouts. I repeat, the Chinese government kidnapped and “disappeared” a six year old.
Further more, not long after that a boy named Gyaincain Norbu was recognized in a CCP sponsored sham ceremony as a replacement Panchen Lama, and a dispicable propoganda campaign to have Tibetans, Chinese, and the world forget the real Panchen Lama has been being waged ever since. When the current Dalai Lama dies the fake Panchen Lama will undoubtedly recognize a fake Dalai Lama, and the propoganda and human rights abuses will continue.
Never forget Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.