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Makes no effort to do more than present one side of its story, but does it so passionately and persuasively that the viewer almost cannot help but be moved. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

This documentary by director Tom Peosay presents the history of Tibet under Chinese occupation. While the film depicts life at Buddhist monasteries that are closely associated with the mountainous region, it also shows other sides of the country, capturing the poverty found in the city of Lhasa, as well as sweeping shots of the expansive Tibetan wilderness. Many notable actors contribute their voices to the production, including Martin Sheen, Ed Harris and Susan Sarandon.

Cast & Crew

Edward Edwards
Tibetan Voiceovers
Ed Harris
Tibetan Voiceovers
Shirley Knight
Tibetan Voiceovers
Tim Robbins
Tibetan Voiceovers
Susan Sarandon
Tibetan Voiceovers
Bruce Hayse
Executive Producer
Gina Granados Palmer
Associate Producer
Patrick A. Palmer
Associate Producer
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Critic Reviews for Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

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  • It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans.

    September 17, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Harrowing and illuminating.

    April 15, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
  • Makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of a people that the world must never be allowed to forget, no matter how much their oppressors would prefer us to do just that.

    April 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A passionate work of advocacy documentary.

    April 8, 2004 | Rating: 3/4
  • A sobering examination of a land in turmoil and a people that have faced what former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Jeanne Kirkpatrick cites as 20 years of ethnic cleansing.

    March 4, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • A colorful but grimly efficient documentary about a culture under siege.

    February 27, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

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