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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

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


Tom Piozet (as Tom Peosay)
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Credited cast:
Edward Edwards ... Tibetan Voiceovers
Ed Harris ... Tibetan Voiceovers
Shirley Knight ... Tibetan Voiceovers
Tim Robbins ... Tibetan Voiceovers
Susan Sarandon ... Tibetan Voiceovers (voice)
Martin Sheen ... 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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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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china true bully
18 August 2013 | by oms_carig32807See all my reviews

i hope china will burn to the ground and its people,...someday the dawn of the dead will be in your land or you call it the dawn of the dead mother land china,your children burning dying,and even the dead ones will be burned into the grave...i Earthquake kills 157, injures 5,700 in China's Sichuancurse death for all of you.'Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962,' by Yang JishengAccording to government statistics, there were 15 million excess deaths in this period.[1] Unofficial estimates vary, but scholars have estimated the number of famine victims to be between 20 and 43 million.[2] Historian Frank Dikötter, having been granted special access to Chinese archival materials, estimates that there were at least 45 million premature deaths from 1958 to 1962. [3][4] Chinese journalist Yang Jisheng concluded there were 36 million deaths due to starvation, while another 40 million others failed to be born, so that "China's total population loss during the Great Famine then comes to 76 million."[5] The phrase "Three Bitter Years" is often used by Chinese peasants to describe this period.[6]....DEATH for THE Chinese people

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Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A hóoroszlán üvöltése See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,482, 21 September 2003

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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