Indian filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin’s documentary on Tibetan freedom struggle “The Sun Behind The Clouds” was released in New York City’s Film Forum on March 31. Balcony Releasing is distributing the film in the USA. The film will be releasing in more US theatres, however, the dates are still being worked out.
The film was screened at 11th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation films (MIFF), where it had won silver conch for the second best film in the documentary section. The film was also shown at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival despite severe Chinese pressure to drop it from the official program.
“Behind The Clouds captures the half a century of Tibetan struggle for independence and different views to it of Tibetan community living in exile in India and worldwide. The film, set against the Tibetan protest against the 2008 Beijing Olympics, features Dalai Lama and his peaceful diplomatic efforts to negotiate autonomy, in contrast with the approach of young leaders who favour a more aggressive struggle for independence.