The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (DVD)

Directed by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin

Release Year: 2009
Running Time: 79
UPC: 7 95975 11313 7
Color Type: Color
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Directed by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin

“This film shows what is happening in the hearts of the Tibetan people… it presents a very unusual insight into the situation in Tibet.”
—Former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, at the One World Film Festival

A provocative and potent look at the Dalai Lama’s ceaseless struggle for justice and recognition for the Tibetan people, The Sun Behind the Clouds focuses on the pivotal and particularly tumultuous events of 2008. From Buddhist monks’ protests in Lhasa on the 50th anniversary of the Chinese invasion and the four-month march of exiled Tibetans through India to the Tibetan border, to the Beijing Olympics and the raucous talks the between the Dalai Lama’s representatives and the Chinese government, the film uncovers the growing rifts between younger Tibetans and their most respected spiritual leader.

While His Holiness advocates for political autonomy within China rather than secession from it, a younger generation within Tibet has grown impatient and begun to chart a more confrontational course. Following the Dalai Lama's political life with unprecedented personal access, Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam and co-director Ritu Sarin bring an impassioned focus to the myriad complexities in finding a peaceful solution based on compromise and dialogue.


DVD Extras Include:


- New anamorphic transfer, created from HD elements
- Excerpted Dalai Lama interview (37 minutes)
- Deleted scenes
- Theatrical trailer
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired


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