The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

Overview

Tibetan filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin reflect on the tense relationship between their homeland and China, the superpower that has occupied Tibet since 1959. Following the Dalai Lama over the course of an entire year, Sonam and Sarin capture affecting footage of the March 2008 protests that were quickly stifled by China, and highlight the actions that Tibetans are taking to reclaim their nation's independence.
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Overview

Tibetan filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin reflect on the tense relationship between their homeland and China, the superpower that has occupied Tibet since 1959. Following the Dalai Lama over the course of an entire year, Sonam and Sarin capture affecting footage of the March 2008 protests that were quickly stifled by China, and highlight the actions that Tibetans are taking to reclaim their nation's independence.
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Special Features

Excerpted Dalai Lama interview (37 minutes); Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • UPC: 795975113137
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 62,241

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tenzing Sonam Voice Only
Technical Credits
Ritu Sarin Director
Tenzing Sonam Director, Editor
Anupama Chandra Editor
Tenzin Tsetan Choklay Camera Operator, Executive Producer
Graham Day Camera Operator
Jamie Gramston Camera Operator
Gustavo Santaolalla Score Composer
John Sergeant Camera Operator, Executive Producer
Mahadeb Shi Editor
Dilip Varma Camera Operator
Francesca VonHabsburg Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom
1. A Just and Moral Issue [7:00]
2. Generations of Resistance [6:07]
3. A History of Protest [4:26]
4. A New Minority [5:48]
5. Government Crackdown [7:57]
6. The Long Road to Lhasa [7:56]
7. "Oh Youth of Tibet" [4:20]
8. Run-Up to the Olympics [6:02]
9. The Dalai Lama's Message to Beijing [5:18]
10. "Expectation and Hope" [8:22]
11. Challenges to Tibetan Leaders [7:37]
12. The Struggle of a People [6:37]
13. End Credits [1:39]
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Disc #1 -- Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom
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   Chapters
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      English SDH - On
      English SDH - Off
   Special Features
      Excerpted Dalai Lama Interview (37 Minutes)
      Deleted Scenes
         The Dalai Lama and the State Oracle of Tibet January 2008
         Protests Against the Olympic Torch Relay, San Francisco March 2008
         The Dalai Lama in England May 2008
      Theatrical Trailer
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