1. Wide shot entrance to Dalai Lama's former residence at Norbu
2. Tibetan visitors enter through gate of residence
3. Chinese police leaving main door of residence after visiting
4. Woman filling yak-butter lamps in Jokhang Temple
5. Pilgrims praying in Jokhang Temple
6. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin): Pu Bu Quinpei, Lama, Jokhang Temple
7. Wide shot buildings of Drepung Monastery outside Lhasa
8. Monks on roof of building at Drepung Monastery
9. Monks at Drepung Monastery carrying trumpets and instruments
for celebration of Shoton Festival activities
10. Crowds of pilgrims and visitors walk up hill at Drepung for
Shoton Festival activities
11. Pan from huge Tangka (portrait) of Buddha on hillside -- the unveiling of which is the central event of Shoton Festival activities at Drepung -- to show crowd and monastery buildings below
12. Uniformed police in crowd at Drepung during Shoton Festival activities
13. Plainclothes police in crowd at Drepung during Shoton Festival activities
14. SOUNDBITE: (Tibetan): Monk from Drepung Monastery
CCTV - No Access China
15. Wide shot scene from Chinese Central Television documentary on Dalai Lama showing Dalai Lama meeting Mao Zedong in Beijing - documentary broadcast repeatedly, domestically and internationally, in August-September 1997.
16. Medium shot from left to right: Panchen Lama, Mao Zedong, Dalai Lama - from documentary
17. Medium shot Tibetan prisoner on street of Lhasa, legs chained together - from documentary
18. Tibetan prisoners - from documentary
19. Tibetan women preparing yarn for weaving - from documentary
20. Tibetan women preparing yarn for weaving - from documentary
APTV - Lhasa
21. Setup shot Gyamtso
22. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin): Gyamtso, Vice Chairman, People's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region
International attention is again focused on Tibet as Hollywood shines the spotlight on the remote Himalayan region.
\"Seven Years in Tibet,\" starring Brad Pitt, opened in American movie theatres last week and one of the Dalai Lama's most famous students, Richard Gere, stars in a movie on China opening this week.
At the centre of the controversy is the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual leader who has lived in exile in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959.
The Dalai Lama claims the Chinese are committing \"cultural genocide\" in Tibet. Beijing labels the Dalai Lama a \"splittist\" because he seeks Tibet's independence from China.
In this special feature from Tibet, A-P-T-V found widespread support for the Dalai Lama despite Chinese efforts to discredit him.
The Dalai Lama's summer palace in Lhasa is now just a tourist attraction.
It also attracts its share of pilgrims -- eager to partake of some holy remnant of the Dalai Lama's presence.
The Dalai Lama was Tibet's supreme religious and political leader until he fled to India after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
Now the Chinese authorities are trying their best to discredit him here in his homeland.
So-called \"patriotic education\" campaigns have been carried out in Tibet's monasteries and nunneries, to try to break allegiance to the Dalai Lama.
There have been reports of monks being made to sign denunciations of the Dalai Lama, and to declare that they do not owe their allegiance to him.
Many monks have been purged from the monasteries and a number have been jailed.
Public display of photographs of the Dalai Lama has been banned.
Nevertheless, support for the Dalai Lama is still considered to be widespread.
And some monks even manage to speak of their support for the Dalai Lama to foreign television journalists.
All such interviews are conducted in the presence of local Chinese officials.
\"For those of us studying Buddhism, from the Buddhist perspective, he (Dalai Lama) is our Buddhist leader. So every one of us studying Buddhism has his own lama to worship. So for everyone, from our hearts, the Dalai Lama is the figure we worship.\"
SUPERCAPTION: Pu Bu Quinpei, Lama, Jokhang Temple]
The Chinese are keen to point out their support for Tibetan Buddhism.
Beijing has spent millions of dollars restoring monasteries and temples, many of which were destroyed during China's ten-year Cultural Revolution.
According to the testimony of many Tibetans, freedom to worship is not restricted.
This year's Shoton Festival -- one of the holiest events on the Tibetan calendar -- attracted thousands of pilgrims and visitors to the Drepung Monastery outside Lhasa.
The devout pray in front of a huge \"tangka\" or portrait of the Buddha.
In recent years reports have circulated widely about an especially harsh purge of monks considered by the Chinese to be untrustworthy here at Drepung.
Such reports indicate that while ordinary Tibetans may be free to practise Buddhism as they like, the monasteries have come under strict government control.
Drepung has historically been one of the most important centres of Buddhist learning in Tibet.
While authorities did not interfere with the festival, Chinese police did keep a close eye on the crowd.
And plainclothes police were also out in force.
The Chinese campaign has obviously had some results -- this monk here at Drepung said he does not consider the Dalai Lama to be the head of Tibetan Buddhism.
Question from off-screen interpreter: Do you consider the Dalai Lama to be the head of Tibetan Buddhism?
Question from interpreter: Do you owe your allegiance to the Dalai Lama?
SUPERCAPTION: Monk from Drepung Monastery]
The Chinese have taken their propaganda campaign to the airwaves.
In August and September, Chinese Central Television repeatedly broadcast -- both domestically and internationally -- a documentary on the Dalai Lama.
The film portrays pre-Chinese-rule Tibet in especially harsh terms.
Before 1959, Tibet was a theocracy run by monks based on serfdom.
The documentary shows the wretched conditions of many Tibetans at the time.
But at the same time as these denunciations, Chinese authorities say the door is open for the Dalai Lama to return to China -- under certain conditions.
\"The Dalai Lama should acknowledge that Tibet is an inalienable part of China. He should give up his idea of Tibetan independence, and stop all his splittist activities. If he does this, we would welcome him to end his life in exile abroad, and to come back to the
motherland and do some deeds and work benefiting the people. But if he wants independence, this is not allowed. Half-independence or covert independence is not allowed. High-level autonomy is not allowed.\"
SUPERCAPTION: Gyamtso, Vice Chairman, People's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region ]
The Dalai Lama, seen here last year meeting school children in London, believes his return to Tibet would not serve to help his people.
\"Well the indications that we have from Tibet, as well as from Tibetans in exile, is we feel the time is not right, we feel very strongly that the Dalai Lama in Tibet would not help in the current issue because of the Chinese policies of crackdown.
SUPERCAPTION: Tseten Samdup, Tibet representative in London]
Despite the Dalai Lama's claims that Chinese rule is destroying Tibetan culture, life in Tibet appears largely unchanged.
Compared to the dramatic changes taking place elsewhere in China as the country races forward, Tibet seems a land from another time.
The percentage of Tibetan men and women who enter monasteries and nunneries is now reduced -- but the institutions still appear to be flourishing.
Tibetan government authorities control the populations at monastic institutions, and approve who may enter.
There are apparent signs of a heavy Chinese military presence -- roads in Tibet are often more heavily used by army vehicles than cargo trucks.
But the rhythms of life continue as they have for centuries.
Despite the attention to Tibet from Hollywood and the high-level debate on China's Tibet policy around the world, the concerns here are often more mundane.
Most Tibetans may want the Dalai Lama to come back to Tibet -- but life certainly goes on without him.