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Tibet: Cry of the snow lion - Tom Peosay

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Behind the secrets... Beyond your imagination... An unforgettable epic of courage and compassion.

Ten years in the making, this provocative documentary was filmed during journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. This film brings an unprecedented richness of imagery, from rarely seen rituals in remote monasteries, to brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still travelled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting personal stories, interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film.

Persons of interest

  • Edward Edwards .... Voice-over
  • Ed Harris .... Voice-over
  • Shirley Knight .... Voice-over
  • Tim Robbins .... Voice-over
  • Susan Sarandon .... Voice-over
  • Martin Sheen .... Narrator
  • Victoria Mudd .... Screenwriter
  • Sue Peosay .... Screenwriter
  • Tom Peosay .... Director

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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English
  • Special features:
    • DVD-Rom:
      • Excerpts from an interview with the first Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Professor Samdhong Rimpoche in response to criticism over the Dalai Lama's statement
      • Trailer: Theatrical
      • Australian Tibet Council trailer
    • Featurettes:
      • A Journey To Lhasa
      • Summer In Kham
      • Sakya Masked Dances
      • Nagchu Festival
    • Interviews:
      • His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Stirring address to Washington Press Club
      • Robert AF Thurman, PhD: Extra insights from America's foremost Tibetan Buddhist scholar
      • Tenzin Atisha: HH Dalai Lama's representative in Australia
      • Tsegyam: HH Dalai Lama's representative from Taiwan
      • Paul Bourke: Executive Officer, Australia Tibet Council

Security censorship classification

M (Adult themes)

Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 28 October 2004
DVD rental: 4 May 2005
VHS rental: 4 May 2005
DVD retail: 7 December 2005

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