Sun Behind the Clouds (2009)
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THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS updates the struggle for Tibetan independence, focusing upon the March 2008 demonstration against Chinese rule, the largest ever since the 1959 take-over of that nation. The Dalai Lama, living in exile in Northern India, is interviewed extensively and given the opportunity to explicate his "middle way," a compromise position he has to date been unsuccessful in getting the Chinese to accept. Supporters of Tibetan independence who are devoted to the Dalai Lama, but who
Mar 31, 2010 Limited
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Illuminates the increasing complexity and contradictions in regard to the role of the Dalai Lama, exiled in India since 1959.
The Sun Behind the Clouds is a well-made and sobering look at the current state of Tibet's battle for some degree of autonomy.
For all its worthiness politically, The Sun Behind the Clouds is a lackluster film.
Of the many documentaries that have chronicled Tibet's ongoing struggle for independence, The Sun Behind the Clouds offers the most thorough, balanced and up-to-date assessment of the dilemma facing Tibetans under oppressive Chinese rule.
The documentary does a superlative job of examining the half-century dispute over Chinese rule of mountainous Tibet.
The Sun Behind the Clouds offers a succinct and sober look at the philosophical impasse at the heart of the Tibetan cause.
A clear-headed and even-handed look at how the Dalai Lama, as both spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people, has handled his exile to India since 1959.
This is a thoughtful and instructive documentary even for those who think they understand the Tibetan dilemma.
This quietly intense documentary from husband-and-wife filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin shines a light on the inter-Tibetan turbulence.
The filmmakers do bang-up job expanding the frontline perspectives, aiming to subvert a ruling regime's course and expose its cloudy human rights record.
You have to be impressed with the dedication the filmmakers had to covering as much of the story as they could at a time when it was very much in the public eye.
An eye-opening, provocative, vital and well-balanced examination of Tibet's multifaceted, ongoing struggle for independence.
Avoids talking head-itis, limiting commentators to a digestible few, mostly Tibetan-in-exile authors, historians, dissidents and activists.
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