Intended to educate viewers about the plight of Tibetans under Chinese domination, this 1998 feature's most effective element is the frequency with which the final credits list “name withheld” for members of the cast and crew. Diligently researched and filmed at times under duress, this partly cinema verite drama concerns the politics of three cousins—one a defeatist, one a sellout, and one an activist—but it's cliche ridden and mechanical in delivering its themes. Another character, a compassionate American tourist with a video camera, suggests the perspective of writer-director Paul Wagner and writer-producer Julia Elliott, who was once detained by Chinese authorities after taking photographs during a demonstration in Lhasa; Tibetan exile Thupten Tsering cowrote and codirected. With Jampa Kelsang and Tibetan-American pop singer Dadon. In Chinese and Tibetan with subtitles. 97 min.