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Three young Tibetans struggle for freedom against the Chinese communist regime. Windhorse was filmed clandestinely inside Tibet and in Nepal. It was the first digital feature film, shot in ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Wagner

Writers:

Julia Elliot, Thupten Tsering Mukhimsar (as Thupten Tsering) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dadon Dadon ... Dolkar
Jampa Kelsang Jampa Kelsang ... Dorjee
Richard Chang ... Duan-Ping
Yu Lu Yu Lu ... Du Han-Shen
Taije Silverman Taije Silverman ... Amy
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Three young Tibetans struggle for freedom against the Chinese communist regime. Windhorse was filmed clandestinely inside Tibet and in Nepal. It was the first digital feature film, shot in 1996 on a Sony DVW-700WS and a consumer Sony DCR-VX1000 and edited on avid with digital finishing and color correction at RolandHouse in Washington, DC.

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

Mandarin | Tibetan | English

Release Date:

9 September 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Széllovas See more »

Filming Locations:

Himalayas, Nepal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,718, 14 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$278,161, 21 November 1999
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Color
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What an Amazing film
28 June 2005 | by spiralgirlSee all my reviews

I can't believe the other comment on this movie! I couldn't disagree more!

This is one of my favourite films of all time!

This movie was so gritty and emotional and gave me a real understanding of the oppression suffered by the Tibetan people on a daily basis.No other movie, in my view, has captured this so well.

Windhorse focuses on the current situation and the lives of young Tibetans. This illustrates that the suffering in Tibet is ongoing. Many other movies about Tibet focus on the military occupation in the 1950's, and many people may thus hold the incorrect opinion that problems in Tibet are just part of history.

This is a very very powerful film.It is made even more powerful by the fact that some footage was filmed in secret in Tibet and smuggled out - a very risky venture!

I give this movie 10 out of 10!

Free Tibet!!


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