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Last updated April 15, 2021

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Compassion in Emptiness

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Over the course of a three-day series of teachings and a public lecture, the Dalai Lama discusses numerous Buddhist tenets, such as maintaining compassion despite the pressures of modern society, achieving inner peace and living a responsible life.
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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

2006 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the history of the spiritual leader and an exploration of the culture of the small city of Dharamsala, India, where His Holiness was exiled 50 years ago. After emailing the Dalai Lama to set up an interview, filmmaker Rick Ray spent the three months until the meeting getting a firsthand view of living conditions in Dharamsala and capturing it all on camera.
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The Sun Behind the Clouds

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This documentary examines the clash of views among many Tibetans regarding their country's political future: Some advocate the Dalai Lama's middle way of compromise with Tibet's Chinese occupiers, but others call for total independence from Beijing. Directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, the film features interviews with the Dalai Lama and others, and explores how a generation of young Tibetans has gained a renewed sense of national pride.
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2008 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This documentary follows the Dalai Lama through a full day, from 3 a.m. until he retires at sunset. The popular spiritual figure informally discusses his beliefs regarding the universe and the proper role of religion in contemporary society.
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Dreaming of Tibet

2003 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

This earnest documentary profiles the global community of Tibetan exiles and the Dalai Lama's dramatic 1958 march to freedom with his followers. Interviews with exiles in Los Angeles and Nepal illustrate their struggles to preserve Tibetan culture.
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When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun

2010 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Dirk Simon's documentary about the history of China's occupation of Tibet follows the Tibetan people's ongoing struggle for freedom and the protests -- both violent and peaceful -- that have erupted around the world.
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