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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.


(as Tom Peosay)




Credited cast:
Tibetan Voiceovers
Tibetan Voiceovers
Tibetan Voiceovers
Tibetan Voiceovers
Tibetan Voiceovers (voice)
Narrator (voice)


Filmed during nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal, this film brings audiences to the long-forbidden "rooftop of the world"... 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 traveled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images. TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion. Written by Sue Peosay

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Behind the secrets... Beyond your imagination... An unforgettable epic of courage and compassion.


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Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A hóoroszlán üvöltése  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,688 (USA) (12 December 2003)


$577,841 (USA) (11 June 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Buddha was not born in India as mentioned in the documentary , instead he was born in Lumbini, a territory of Nepal. See more »

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Courageous Film!!!
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From this poignant film, we learn how Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and their corporate socialist sponsors betrayed the Tibetan people's struggle for freedom. But how could it be otherwise, as Tibetan culture represents the opposite of the Hegelian mind control and conformity that has seized our planet. As the journalist Jon Rappoport has written, 'The one society on planet Earth which has made a monumental effort to throw off this level of programming is TIBET. It is no accident that China, which has adopted a philosophy of Materialism, has striven to erase Tibet from the landscape and the memory of the human race'.

But even more poignant are the Tibetan holocaust deniers on this board. And to think that I once thought all holocaust deniers lived in Germany and Japan! The Tibetan holocaust deniers need to understand that not only the Tibetans are suffering from the Communist government of China, but the Chinese people themselves. The eighty million Chinese who died under the Communists is no less tragic than 1.2 million Tibetans who died. And whatever America or any other country did in the past doesn't justify what's happening now. Two wrongs don't make a right----only a greater wrong.

And the film doesn't describe a 'Chinese' problem, but a human problem that concerns us all, regardless of our age, ethnic origin, gender or faith. This is not a 'Hate China' film or white racialist propaganda of any kind, as some reviewers would have you believe. In fact, it's very sympathetic to the plight of the Chinese, who are just as trapped as the Tibetans.

See this film.

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