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Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion

Synopsis
A dramatic documentary that looks at the astonishing recent political history of Tibet. Spending over ten years making the film, director Tom Peosay presents a concise, educational chronology that tracks the major events and developments in the Tibet-China conflict both within those two countries and internationally. The film shows the beauty of the country’s Himalaya Mountains, the artistry of Tibetan clothing and monasteries, the practices of the Buddhist religion, and the gentle spirit of the Tibetan people. But the most powerful part of the film includes archival news coverage, interviews with politicians and historians, and testimonials from survivors of torture and imprisonment. Woven together, these pieces tell the story of the immensely disturbing, violent ongoing struggle resulting from Tibet’s occupation by China.

DVD extra include: Interviews with Tenzin Atisha, The Dalai Lama’s representative in Australia; Tsegyam, The Dalai Lama’s representative in Taiwan; Paul Bourke, Executive Officer, Australia Tibet Council; The Dalai Lama’s address to the Washington Press Club; Robert A.F Thurman Phd, Extra insights from America’s foremost Tibetan Buddhist Scholar; Bonus footage of Tibet and Nepal: A Journey to Lhasa, Summer in Kham, Sakya Masked Danes, Nagchu Festival; Statement from The Dalai Lama
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2003
Subjects
Geography; History
Keywords
Buddhism; China; Tibet; political geography

Credits

Director
Tom Peosay
Contributor
Dalai Lama

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
104 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Revelation Films Ltd

Web
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Phone
020 8866 7145
Fax
020 8426 2788
Address
The Barn House
38 Meadow Way
Eastcote
Middlesex
HA4 8TB

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