Tibet in Song (2010)

Tibet in Song



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In the West, surrounded by iPods, instant downloads and an ever-changing onslaught of new music and performers, a simple song is something easily taken for granted. In the East, in Tibet, folk songs serve as the connective tissue between regions, passed down in the oral tradition through an increasingly fragmented country and region, much of which remains under harsh Communist Chinese rule after 50 years of occupation. Tibet was a sovereign nation for thousands of years, with its own music, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Ngawang Choephel, Tara Steele
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On DVD: Oct 17, 2011
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

"Tibet in Song" offers blunt, heartbreaking proof that the best way to murder a country is to murder its culture, and the best way to murder its culture is to kill its music.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Boston Globe
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Could pressure by outside activists cause the Chinese to temper its campaign against traditional culture? "Tibet in Song" suggests that it's worth trying.

Full Review… | November 4, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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A potent story wrapped in a weak documentary.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010
Globe and Mail
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Choephel's film is a testament to the perseverance of the Tibetan people, and to his own.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Doubly powerful because he also weaves in the overall history of Tibet's struggle, a primer on the Chinese government's campaign to muzzle Tibetan culture and vignettes from other Tibetans who resisted.

Full Review… | September 24, 2010
New York Times
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[An] intriguing, and at times too dispassionate, chronicle of injustice.

Full Review… | September 22, 2010
Time Out
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