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When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 June 2012 (Taiwan)
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Unfortunately, the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people receive little political support in their drive to put an end to the Chinese brutal regime, as international governments are ... See full summary »

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Dirk Simon

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Cast

Credited cast:
Youdon Aukatsang Youdon Aukatsang ... Herself
Bhusang Bhusang ... Himself
Tenzin Choeying Tenzin Choeying ... Himself
Tenzin Chogkyi Tenzin Chogkyi ... Herself
The Dalai Lama ... Himself
Thupten Dhargyal Thupten Dhargyal ... Himself
Tenzin Dorjee Tenzin Dorjee ... Himself
Richard Gere ... Himself
Kalsang Phuntsok Gordukpa Kalsang Phuntsok Gordukpa ... Himself
Lodi G. Gyari Lodi G. Gyari ... Himself
Dennis Haysbert ... Himself - Narration
Shihan Hussaini Shihan Hussaini ... Himself
Jhamchoe Jhamchoe ... Himself
Lhakpa Kyizom Lhakpa Kyizom ... Herself
Namgyal Wangchuk Lhagyari Trichen Namgyal Wangchuk Lhagyari Trichen ... Himself
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Unfortunately, the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people receive little political support in their drive to put an end to the Chinese brutal regime, as international governments are seemingly motivated by economic interests in China. The lack of progress toward a free, or even a truly autonomous Tibet, urges more and more young Tibetans to consider alternatives to the Dalai Lama's Middle Way Policy, a compromise on Tibet's Independence. The controversial discussion about the right strategy for achieving a free Tibet - non-violent or violent, autonomy or complete independence - is becoming more emotionally charged day by day. Monks have been leading Tibet and Tibetans for generations, not only in religious, but also in worldly matters. But monks have vows that bind them. And often those vows conflict with the needs of politics. The Tibetan movement today is divided and weakened by an ongoing argument whether the Dalai Lama"s Middle Way Policy is the right strategy or not. Tibetans are... Written by Dirk Simon

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USA

Language:

English | Tibetan

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Otan o drakos katapie ton ilio See more »

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China See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Free Motion Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun got accepted into the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2010. Now in its 25th year, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form. It presents quality American Independent, Spanish and Latin American, European, World and Documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a perfect backdrop and premier tourist destination in its own right. See more »

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Great film!
7 February 2010 | by miainchinaSee all my reviews

It was a great film! Please go see it with an open mind. Please pretend its a story from a different planet and watch the story unfold without any judgement. Don't impose your own political agenda on it. Listen to what people have to say.

This film is very informative. It has opinions of not both, but many sides. When you are trying to form an opinion, you need as many different opinions as possible. And this film was good for that.

I wonder whether this film will be shown in China. Will be very interesting to see a debate on this topic. Isn't that what a documentary is for? To start a conversation? I believe this film will do its job.


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