Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Poster

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
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: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen

Director: Tom Peosay

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Earthworks, Zambuling Pictures Inc.

Keywords: 1980s, Moving, 1960s, 1950s, 1990s, 2000s, Underdog, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Documentaries can be informative, entertaining and provocative, but rare is the documentary that makes you feel so engaged (and enraged) that it prompts you to action somehow. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is that kind of film. show more

  • Assembles varied and remarkable digital video, archival footage, photographs, interviews and personal reflections and academics' perspectives to convey the scope and history of the Tibetan story. show more

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

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