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Film Review Essay

Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet

DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY LUC SHAEDLER DISTRIBUTED BY FIRST RUN/ICARUS FILMS DVD, 97 minutes, color, 2005 Reviewed by Andrew Quintman Luc Schaedler’s rich and timely film Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet opens with a series of contrasting and provocative images: Tibetan boys toss firecrackers in an alleyway of the old Tibetan capital as a pair of monks walk by. A devout pilgrim prostrates himself across Lhasa’s trash-ridden streets, narrowly avoiding the late-night taxi traffic. Caretak...