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When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun

Synopsis
Dirk Simon’s film about the history of the Tibetan people’s struggle for freedon begins in 1950: the Tibet was incorporated by the People’s Republic of China. In 1959, following the Tibetan Rebellion, the country lost its autonomy and the Dalai Lama government fled to India in exile. The struggle continues into the 21st century but there is disagreement as to the best way to attain independence. The film includes a number of interviewees who have varying opinions on the issue and features music by Philip Glass, Thom Yorke and Damien Rice
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
China; Dalai Lama; political campaigns; political demonstrations; Tibet

Credits

Director
Dirk Simon
Music
Damien Rice; Philip Glass; Thom Yorke

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Duration/Size
114 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Arrow Film Distributors Ltd

Web
http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01923 858306
Fax
01923 859673
Address
18 Watford Road
Radlett
Herts
WD7 8LE
Notes
contact: Neil Agran

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