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The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010)

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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 nonetheless feel "the middle way" is an ineffective solution, appear in the film, detailing their more militant position. --© Film Forum

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Tenzing Sonam
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Illuminates the increasing complexity and contradictions in regard to the role of the Dalai Lama, exiled in India since 1959.

June 24, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

For all its worthiness politically, The Sun Behind the Clouds is a lackluster film.

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

April 15, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The documentary does a superlative job of examining the half-century dispute over Chinese rule of mountainous Tibet.

April 1, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Sun Behind the Clouds offers a succinct and sober look at the philosophical impasse at the heart of the Tibetan cause.

March 31, 2010 | Full Review…

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