Ten years in the making, including nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal, TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION takes audiences to the forbidden ‘rooftop of the world’ with unprecedented richness and imagery. The viewer will experience rarely seen rituals in remote monasteries, horse racing with Khamba warriors, brothels lining the holy city of Lhasa, and nomadic yak caravans traveling the Himalayan peaks as they did in ancient Tibet. The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting 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, TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion.


An Earthworks Films/Zambuling Pictures production

Produced by Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd, Tom Peosay and Sue Peosay.

Edited by Katherine Himoff.

Narrated by Martin Sheen.

Voiceovers by Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight.

Music by Jeff Beal / Ngwang Khechog

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