Leaving Fear Behind, also known as Leaving Fear behind: I Won't Regret to Die, is a documentary movie from Dhondup Wangchen and Jigme Gyatso about communist Chinese repression of Tibet. It was premiered in 2008 in the year when the 2008 Summer Olympics took place in Beijing, China.
Tibet developed a distinct culture due to its geographic and climatic conditions.
While influenced by neighboring cultures from China, India, and Nepal, the Himalayan region's remoteness and inaccessibility have preserved distinct local influences, and stimulated the development of its distinct culture.
Tibetan Buddhism has exerted a particularly strong influence on Tibetan culture since its introduction in the seventh century.
Buddhist missionaries who came mainly from India, Nepal and China introduced arts and customs from India .