Irish Film Institute -Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

Director: Tom Peosay

2003| Colour| 104 mins| USA

Ten years in the making, this award-winning feature-length documentary was filmed during nine remarkable journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. Cry of the Snow Lion brings audiences to the long-forbidden rooftop of the world with an unprecedented richness of imagery… from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa to magnificent Himalayan peaks still travelled by nomadic yak caravans.
The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through personal stories and interviews , and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. Tom Peosay’s documentary functions as both a breathtaking travelogue and a political provocation, offering convincing evidence of the Chinese government’s determination to wipe out Tibetan culture and identity. A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, Cry of the Snow Lion is an epic story of courage and compassion.

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