Kundun - Kundun Director: Martin Scorsese The script of...

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Kundun Director: Martin Scorsese The script of this film was written by people who revere the Dalai Lama. It was reviewed and authorized by the Dalai Lama himself. Synposis: Kundun is the story of the 14th Dalai Lama, from the "discovery" of his "reincarnation" at age two until his self-exile in India after the Chinese occupation of his country. Before he reaches maturity the Dalai Lama is placed at the head of his small, undeveloped and very religious country. He must deal with the surging strength and territorial ambitions of China, a newly unified and invigorated great power. The film shows how the boy grows to be a young man trying to do what is right and serve his people, while resisting the Chinese through nonviolence. The film also shows some of the superstitions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism. Background: Tibet is about the size of Western Europe, or three times the size of California. It consists of a high plateau surrounded by some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. Tibet is rich in
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course RELG Z203 taught by Professor Ms.rhodes during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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