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TIMEOUT NY MOVIE REVIEW

Fire Under the Snow (2008)

Director: Makoto Sasa

Critics' rating:4 Four Stars ****

From Time Out New York

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.”

Author: Drew Toal 2008-08-05 17:54:20

Time Out New York Issue 671: August 7-13, 2008