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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003)

Cast: Martin Sheen, Ed Harris, Susan Sarandon, more...
Director: Tom Peosay
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Studio: New Yorker Video
Genre: Documentary, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 104 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Shortly after graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, filmmaker Tom Peosay and his wife Sue (an Asian Studies major) set out on a tour of Asia that culminated in an extended stay in the Chinese-occupied nation of Tibet. With that formative visit, the Peosays became actively interested in the small Himalayan nation's tempestuous history and, over the course of the next decade, made a number of return visits to document Tibet's story, as well as interview a number of its residents and higher-profile participants of the "Free Tibet" movement. Their completed documentary, entitled Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, encompasses a brief history of China's invasion and subsequent five decades of rule, as well as the various uprisings that have occurred over the years -- with particular emphasis on the 1987 riots. A number of high profile Hollywood actors lent their voices to this project, including Martin Sheen (who narrated the film), Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris. ~ Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Watch this FILM! by Ultranova March 21, 2005 - 12:28 PM PST
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Even if you think you know about Tibet, you will be enlightened by this amazing documentary. If you know nothing about Tibet, you will be amazed at what has been kept secret about this ancient land in the Himalayas. The final scenes with the Dalai Lama elicited numerous rewinds in order to capture the power (and magic) of his words. Watching the brutal way in which the Chinese have taken over this culture (and tried to eradicate it) should give you pause the next time you pick up some piece of plastic crap marked "Made in China". We should NOT be supporting the perpetrators of the Tibetan tragedy in any way, most importantly economically. This film makes you want to burn the nearest Wal-Mart and cut all ties to China. It also leaves you wondering just what good is America if we refuse to rise to the defense of this embattled populace. Watch this movie and share the knowledge gained with as many people as possible. Too much Tibetan wisdom has already been lost - this planet needs the Tibetan culture to survive.




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