Non-governmental organisations have reported that Dhondup Wangchen was detained on 26 March 2008 after completing his documentary film ‘Leaving Far Behind’. Dhondup was reportedly held in the Ershilipu Detention centre, in Xining (Qinghai Province) for three months. From there he was moved to the Guangsheng Hotel in Xining, where he was last seen around 12 July, 2008. We have no further information about Dhondup’s whereabouts or whether any charges have been brought against him. We have not raised this specific case with the Chinese authorities.