A ten minute movie review of a powerful and morally necessary documentary by Dirk Simon about the Tibetan struggle for freedom from China. The tragedy is that with its policy of non-violence and feudal structures, Tibet is almost uniquely unsuited for such a fight, and the despair of the Dalai Lama, the young freedom fighters, and the older members of the original resistance, drips from the screen.
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WHEN THE DRAGON SWALLOWED THE SUN has a running time of 115 minutes and is rated 15 for the real images of tortured Tibetans. The film will be released in the UK on August 16th.