Fire Under the Snow

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4 out of 5 stars
Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan monk now living in India, was tortured in Chinese prisons for 33 years. And it wasn’t mere waterboarding: Gyatso once had a cattle prod stuck in his mouth, which quickly destroyed all of his teeth (a situation that could’ve been a problem if they had actually fed him real food). This short but powerful doc provides a human element and historical perspective for armchair protestors who probably couldn’t find Tibet on a map—but because Adam Yauch and other celebrities care about the issue, know only that “they’re for it.”

By: Drew Toal

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Release details

Release date: Friday August 8 2008
Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Makoto Sasa
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