“This film…shows what is happening in the hearts of the Tibetan people…it presents a very unusual insight into the situation in Tibet.” – Vaclav Havel, on presenting the Havel Award at the One World Film Festival in Prague
“In a welcome departure from many previous films about the decades-long friction between Tibet and China, “The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom” provides a two-sided view of the complex political and social dynamics within and outside Tibet.” – Variety
“A potent update on Tibetans’ 50-year struggle for justice and recognition.” – Hollywood Reporter
Tibet. March 2008. The biggest uprising since China took control in 1959 sweeps through the country. Meanwhile, Tibetans in exile march on their homeland, determined to support their countrymen. This is a year of dramatic possibilities for Tibet. For more than 20 years, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and political leader, has pursued his Middle Way Approach: giving up the goal of Tibet’s independence in return for genuine autonomy. But China has consistently rejected his proposal. Now, more and more Tibetans are questioning his strategy. Can the Dalai Lama’s path of peace and compromise find a solution for Tibet? Or will the voices calling for independence prevail?
India, United Kingdom