Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

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Released 2003

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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2003
Rating:
R
This feature length award winning documentary took ten years and was filmed over the course of nine different travels through Tibet, India and Nepal. It was directed by Tom Piozet and was released in 2002. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion shows the darkest secrets of Tibet's recent past and features interviews, archival images and personal stories from the people. The film shows the atrocities that followed the Chinese invasion of Tibet and argues the care for having cultural and spiritual autonomy for the people. It is narrated by Martin sheen and features voice-overs from Ed Harris and Susan Sarandon. This documentary is full of rich imagery and brings it viewers up to long forbidden rooftop of the world. Various aspects of Tibetan life are shown such as rare rituals in remote monasteries, horse races with Khamba warriors, the slums and brothels of Lhasa, and nomadic Yak caravans crossing the Himalayan peaks. This film is the definitive exploration of the area and is an epic tale of compassion and courage.moreless

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    Documentary, Travel

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    Politics, History