Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion
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Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion
Shortly after graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, filmmaker Tom Peosay and his wife Sue (an Asian Studies major) set out on a tour of Asia that culminated in an extended stay in the Chinese-occupied nation of Tibet. With that formative visit, the Peosays became actively interested in the small Himalayan nation's tempestuous history and, over the course of the next decade, made a number of return visits to document Tibet's story, as well as interview a number of its residents and higher-profile participants of the "Free Tibet" movement. Their… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"For an overview about the current situation in Tibet it's tough to beat Tom Peosay's documentary"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A compelling story that it should not be missed. The photography of Tibet is as gorgeous as the footage and stories of Chinese atrocities are disturbing."
‑ Tony Medley, tonymedley.com
"Simultaneously horrifying and transporting."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Harrowing and illuminating."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A passionate work of advocacy documentary."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"preaches to the converted, but it preaches well and may serve to inspire more people to take action on behalf of Tibet"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"As objective as any film on the subject can possibly be, Tibet was reportedly made over the course of a decade, sustained by a passion and dedication on the part of its makers that resonates in every frame of this gripping, heartbreaking odyssey."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"As a film, the technique barely serves the well-intentioned motivation behind it: the exposure of unprincipled subjugation."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Despite its undeniably moving, and enlightening, moments, the film eventually tips into pedagogy."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This incredible documentary, so excellently crafted, is both moving and informative."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you've attended a Beastie Boys concert and picked up some free literature, chances are a substantial amount of this information is already known to you."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Peosay does a remarkably good job providing the historical and political context for the China-Tibet struggle, something that often seems missing from "Free Tibet" rhetoric."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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