March 31, 2010
Studio: White Crane Films
Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Tenzing Sonam
Starring: The Dalai Lama, Woeser , Lhadon Tethong, Tsering Shakya, Tenzin Tsundue, Jamyang Norbu
Official website: TheSunBehindtheClouds.com
"The Sun Behind the Clouds" updates the struggle for Tibetan independence, focusing upon the March 2008 demonstration against Chinese rule, the largest ever since the 1959 take-over of that nation. The Dalai Lama, living in exile in Northern India, is interviewed extensively and given the opportunity to explicate his "middle way," a compromise position he has to date been unsuccessful in getting the Chinese to accept. Supporters of Tibetan independence who are devoted to the Dalai Lama, but who nonetheless feel "the middle way" is an ineffective solution, appear in the film, detailing their more militant position.