Cry of the Snow Lion

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Ten years in the making, this award-winning feature-length documentary was filmed during nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. Cry of the Snow Lion brings audiences to the long-forbidden “rooftop of the world” with an unprecedented richness of imagery… 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 powerfully chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, Cry of the Snow Lion is an epic story of courage and compassion.

Tibetans have a tremendous body of spiritual knowledge, a spiritual technology if you will, that is an immense gift to human learning. They have preserved in their monastic universities a vast corpus of learning and understanding about the nature of consciousness, the structure of the human mind, that western science is just beginning to comprehend.

Cry of the Snow Lion , 8.8 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

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  • Paddy Cullen

    This is so sad a comment on civilized humanity : we have surrendered a veto
    to the Red Chinese government ( UN Security Council )to suppress any legitimate human rights abuse anywhere in the world, let alone in China itself. The tragedy of Darfur is laid at the feet of the oil-obsessed Chinese government. The United Nations becomes a hollow impotent shell of a worldwide body because of this heartless Chinese materialism. And Tibet is sacrificed to the wheels of international trade and finance.
    It brings tears to my eyes to see the extent of human suffering committed in the name of progress. Shame on the People’s Republic, Shame on Mao Tsetung . You have retarded human rights for over 60 years. But the people will eventually tire of your lies and your worshiping at the altar of greed, power and corruption.

    The plague of death and human suffering brought to the world stage by Chairman Mao is still inflicting its violent control. This dictator is responsible for the mass starvation of close to 30 million of his own people. He’s the 20th century’s worst butcher ! It’s ironic that a man who preached ” power to the people” – to the everyman – is responsible for the last major region in the world controlled by a tyranny of despots. No doubt, they will one day be thrown out by freedom fighting people either through a visionary leader/political group or , more likely, through armed conflict.
    An excellent historical documentary of a terrible period of struggle for the Tibetan people that still rages on. We should rally behind Tibetans before the US debt to China forces otherwise decent Americans to support this horrid Regime because of economic blackmail. Freedom for Tibet and all oppressed people worldwide !