Go East - Go West (1997–2003)

Der Gottkönig 

Tibet was a free country for over 1300 years. As late as 1800, Greater Tibet stretched from Ladakh in the west to the city of Dartsedo in the east - until China annexed the area and reduced... See full summary »

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Martin Thoma

Writer:

Martin Thoma

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The Dalai Lama ... Himself
Richard Gere ... Himself
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Tibet was a free country for over 1300 years. As late as 1800, Greater Tibet stretched from Ladakh in the west to the city of Dartsedo in the east - until China annexed the area and reduced it by more than half. Soon after, the Tibetan leader, the 14th Dalai Lama Lhasa, had to flee his seat of government by night and fog. Today he lives in the Indian Dharamsala and looks after his "abandoned people" from exile. Every year the charismatic Lama holds a grand audience, pilgrimages with thousands of believing Buddhists to the "Holy Mountain" at the foot of the Himalayas and receives show greats like Richard Gere or Tina Turner - all in the service of his "oppressed country": the God King as PR manager. What are his wishes, what are his goals? On the fringes of a meeting with Richard Gere, who travelled from Los Angeles to Dharamsala for a great Buddhist pilgrimage, the Dalai Lama explains his vision of a possible peace in the monastic and temple state on the roof of the world. Written by Martin Thoma

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

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1999 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dharamsala, India

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