In 2014, Gilbert Leroy met Tenzin Tsundue, an activist for the freedom of Tibet. They talked about China, which, in Tibet, is entering the era of gigantic projects : unrestrained mining, nuclear testing and radioactive storage, countless dams... Since 2010, one hundred and fifty Tibetans have chosen a form of extreme resistance to this: self-immolation. After a long silence, Tenzin Tsundue had this reflection: «We can also resist without self-immolating». This is how the idea of giving Tibetan students the floor, by offering them the opportunity to express themselves on the theme of "Tibet, mon rêve". During the year 2016, Gilbert Leroy sought to meet most of these students, thirteen of them are published here, thirteen life paths.
In 1973, Gilbert Leroy discovered Nepal and decided to stay a year there in "the land of Sherpas" and work on his first film. He is also amongst the first foreigners to reach Ladakh & Zanskar, which was till then closed off to outsiders. This will take him, in 1980 from Zanksar to the borders of Tibet. In discovering Tibetan culture convinces him the necessity of coming to the
help of Tibetan people. This will result in his commitment with the association "Aide à l'enfance tibétaine".