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Across Many Mountains

A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

by Yangzom Brauen

Across Many Mountains
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    Sep 2011, 304 pages
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    Oct 2012, 320 pages

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Yangzom Brauen: Actor, Activist, Author

Born to a Tibetan artist and a Swiss anthropologist, Yangzom Brauen (pronounced YAHNG-zom Bhrown) gained an appreciation for the arts at a young age. Yangzom Brauen She attended school at Europe's prestigious University of Theater and Music in Bern and was soon thereafter cast in a local television program, Manne Zimmer, on the National Swiss Television Network. Her career snowballed from there as she earned more acting jobs around Europe, and her big break finally came in 2005 when she landed the role of Inari in the Hollywood sci-fi adventure Aeon Flux, starring Charlize Theron.

With a strong devotion to her cultural heritage, Brauen is an activist in the Tibetan Freedom movement, seeking to bring attention to the suffering and the violation of human rights that Tibetans face under the political control of the People's Republic of China. She was formerly the president of the Tibetan Youth Association (and was arrested in Moscow in 2008 for protesting the Beijing Olympics), and makes frequent...

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