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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
The Dalai Lama
Kungpo-Dawa Tsetan
Richard Gere
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Kristen Riordan
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Dirk Simon
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Running Time
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When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun
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When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun

Plot
Tibet's deeply uneasy relationship with China is given fresh perspective by a documentary that looks at the Free Tibet movement and asks what it is to live under an occupying force.


Verdict
The staggering landscapes of this mountainous land are captured beautifully as director Dirk Simon picks apart contradictions within Tibetan society. Philip Glass, Thom Yorke and Damien Rice provide terrific musical accompaniment.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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