London Premiere: Cry of the Snow Lion

Screening Sunday 29th April, 2007

A documentary filmed during nine journeys through Tibet, India and Nepal, Cry of the Snow Lion takes us to the "rooftop of the world."

It offers us an unprecedented richness of imagery, from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still trodden by nomadic yak caravans. 

In this film, the dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through personal stories and interviews. 

A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, Cry of the Snow Lion is an epic story of courage and compassion.

Jonathan Mirsky was former Hong Kong based East Asia of the Times and has been to Tibet six times during his time in office . He is a regular writer for The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The International Herald Tribune, Literary Review,and The Spectator, as well as other journals.