A filmmaker's investigation into the destruction of giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan.

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Taysir Alony ...
Himself - Journalist
Sayeed Mirza Hussain ...
Himself - Bamiyan Cave Dweller (as Sayyed Mirza Hussain)
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Zémaryalaï Tarzi ...
Himself - Archaeologist
Xuanzang
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A filmmaker's investigation into the destruction of giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan.

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3 August 2006 (Germany)  »

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Im Tal der grossen Buddhas  »

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Escape to India
Composed by Philip Glass
Published by Touchstone Pictures Music & Songs Inc.
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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1 April 2006 | by (Orlando Florida) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Florida Film Fest and I can't believe that it made it into the fest at all. I am sure that the film makers went to a great deal of trouble, but the resulting film has almost no structure and no interest in Buddism.

There was a great deal of hand held footage of the camera zoomed in and pointed at the ground as someone walked along creating the "Blair Witch seasick " effect.

I did not feel that the filmmakers had a point of view that I did not agree with. It seemed that there was no point of view at all, just people poking around broken rocks. Again, I know how hard it is even to make a short film in your own back yard, so I feel bad saying this, but the subject is so rich that a much better film could be made with a different script and stock footage.


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