From a childhood in “Shangri-La” to a life in exile, BIOGRAPHY presents the riveting, life-affirming journey of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. One of the world’s most admired men, he is the spiritual and secular leader of a nation that exists only as a “Lost Kingdom.”
The Soul of Tibet
Born Tenzin Gyatso, he is the 14th Dalei Kama, recognized by his people as Buddha’s reincarnation and honored with the title he is known by worldwide: His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Yet, for a man so widely respected, the Dalei Lama has been living in exile since 1959, after a failed rebellion against the occupying Chinese forced him to flee from Tibet. Highlighting key footage from the Dalai Lama’s life–including his acceptance of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize–this enlightening documentary features interviews with Chinese scholars, Tibet activists such as actor Richard Gere, and His Holiness the 14th Dalei Lama himself to chronicle in great detail the ongoing struggle to free Tibet.