Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Sep 19, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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Tibet, plight, dictator, occupation [military], struggle, China, India (subcontinent), Nepal