Title: Fire Under the Snow [NTSC]
Cast: Palden Gyatso, The Dalai Lama
Studio/Distributor: Imakoko Media, Inc.
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Notes: Brand new DVD in original manufacturer's shrink wrap. Gift worthy. Region free; playable on any DVD player.
Palden Gyatso, a Buddhist monk since childhood, was arrested by the Chinese Communist Army in 1959. He spent the next 33 years in prison for the "crimes" of peaceful demonstration and refusal to denounce his apolitical teacher as an Indian spy. He was tortured, starved and sentenced to hard labor. He watched his nation and culture destroyed, his teachers, friends and family displaced, jailed or killed under Chinese occupation. Despite all, Palden Gyatso remains unbroken, keeping the flame of his spirit ablaze. Fire Under the Snow reveals the contours of an inspirational story: the survival of a mind and a soul under unthinkable duress.