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9 September 1999 (Australia) See more »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
Dadon ... Dolkar
Jampa Kelsang ... Dorjee

Richard Chang ... Duan-Ping
Yu Lu ... Du Han-Shen
Taije Silverman ... Amy

Directed by
Paul Wagner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Elliot  writer
Thupten Tsering Mukhimsar  (as Thupten Tsering)
Paul Wagner  writer

Produced by
Tom Grant .... line producer
Ellen Casey Wagner .... executive producer
Paul Wagner .... producer
Original Music by
Sam Chapin 
John Dana 
Tommy Hayes 
Cinematography by
Steve Schecter 
Film Editing by
Tony Black 
Paul Wagner 
Sound Department
Harikumar Pillai .... sound mixer
Harikumar Pillai .... sound
Harikumar Pillai .... supervising sound editor
Skip SoRelle .... post-production audio
Editorial Department
Susan Scott .... assistant editor

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97 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Been there, loved it., 30 July 2009
Author: ecblisa from California, U.S.

I decided to write a review for this movie because the only one I found here was simply dead wrong. This movie makes an effort to tell some of the realities of life for Tibetans today (actually, ten years ago, but nothing much has changed), and to do so with a degree of realism seldom found. To do so, the producer decided to film scenes in Tibet surreptitiously. Was there any point to that? Indeed -- this is a movie that speaks to Tibetans worldwide, and having actual footage of their country in it means a lot. I have been in Tibet, and I can tell the difference between real footage of Lhasa and faked scenes.

This is not a movie that you watch on a lazy evening for entertainment. It is sad, sometimes brutal, and it left me with a terrible sense of hopelessness about the long-term fate of the Tibetans left in Tibet (although it also made me feel hopeful about Tibetan expatriates). But it is a movie that tells a truth that needs telling, especially today, when we have all forgotten what Communist China is really like.

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