The Sun Behind the Clouds
2009 UK/India, a film by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, 79 minutes
English with Czech subtitles
Tibet in 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?
Vaclav Havel Award, One World International Film Festival, Prague, 2010
Rudolf Vrba Award for Best Film in the Right to Know category, One World International Film Festival, Prague, 2010
Best of Fest, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2010
Best of Fest, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, 2010