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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:September 19, 2003
Running time:104 minutes
Cast:Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon
Director:Tom Piozet
Producer:Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd, Sue Peosay, Tom Peosay
Writer:Victoria Mudd
Distributor:Artistic License

Description: 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 completed documentary, entitled Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, encompasses a brief history of China's invasion and subsequent five decades of rule, as well as the various uprisings that have occurred over the years -- with particular emphasis on the 1987 riots. A number of high profile Hollywood actors lent their voices to this project, including Martin Sheen (who narrated the film), Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris.~ Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide

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