YETI: The mighty Himalayan man who wanders in the mountains of Tibet. Is the YETI a myth or a legend? No one knows, and maybe no one ever will. The Chinese Government is putting the Tibetan people into a parallel situation. In few years will the existence of the Tibetan people be reduced to legend? Is it realistic to fight with flags and prayers in these times of weapons and wars? How will the Tibetan people obtain their freedom without the solid and practical support of international governments? YETI covers the Tibetan Freedom movement in all it’s manifestations around India and inside Tibet. It all started with a crew of two people from Mumbai: Director Akhil and Cameraman Nagraj were filming in Dharamshala around the Tibetan Uprising Day. As the days progressed more people offered to help, mostly the non-political common Tibetans. Yeti is shot at multiple locations all over India including the sensitive border districts in the north. YETI team faced many challenges throughout from police and Indian administration. We were barred from the Chinese Olympic Torch relay at India Gate and our Japanese Associate producer Shuichi Azuma was arrested and detained by Indian police because he was mistaken for a Tibetan. Director Akhil Bali was arrested illegally by state administration in Bans Pathan along with 15 Tibetans and detained for a night in lock up to put pressure on the Peace Marchers to stop the March.Despite all these challenges including very limited finances, our project has come through thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. The director, Akhil Bali started this project with the intention of making a contribution to the Tibetan freedom movement in the best way he knew how,through film. He has worked as an assistant director on various Indian “Bollywood” productions before going independent as a director in 2006 with an award winning Television series “Swadesh – coming home to India”presently based in New York he is producing projects for Indian television companies as well as corporates. Shuichi Azuma was working for a Japanese TV station in New York City when he connected with Akhil in India and decided to quit his job to come to India and work on the YETI project. He has touched on all aspects of the production and is an invaluable asset. Dipin Rajrai, who runs a New Delhi based Advertising agency has known Akhil for several years. He generously offered his assistance as line Producer and has offered his studio in New Delhi as a base for the YETI post-production. Alex Fisher was born in New Zealand and has lived in England for years. He is currently based in London where he works editing mainstream television shows and commercials. Anu Karthikeyan, used to run a production house in Mumbai way back in 2000. She’s been a housewife for all these years till she decided to support this project with finances and resourses and made a comeback as Executive producer after a gap of eight years. The Original poetry used in Yeti is written by the award winning activist/poet Tenzin Tsundue. Tsundue is an inspiring leader in the Tibetan freedom struggle. Our soundtrack features original music by the well known Tibetan singer/songwriter Namgyal Lhamo based in Holland and a background score composed by Arnav Srivastava / Namgyal Lhamo. Because YETI is a self funded, non-profit project. it was released online with a tremendous response on the day Olympic Games 2008 took off in Beijing, Without the support of so many talents from around the world this project would not have been possible. We invite you to join hands and take this hard hitting documentary to the next level. For funding and support please contact "Team YETI"