When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (Dirk Simon, 2010): USA
Reviewed by Nitsa Pomerleau. Viewed at the Santa Barbara Film Festival 2010.
When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun is the result of director Dirk Simon’s seven-year , trans-global journey to understand the social, politcal, and spiritual situation in Tibet. This documentary features controversial footage from India, China, and Tibet; and interviews exiled students as well as some of the key leaders of the struggle to free Tibet, namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Llama.
This is an interactive, multi-media response to Simon’s journey: