I watched this thinking it was going to be one of those 'travelogue' things. It turned out to be something quite different: gripping, disturbing and deeply moving.
The cinematography is stunning, showing wonderful views of landscapes and buildings that seem more like something from a fantasy novel than the real world.
However, the content of the movie is anything but fantasy. It documents an on-going act of genocide - the destruction of a people, language and culture - and it's all the more shocking because of the way the rest of the world is quietly ignoring it. I'm tempted to add: Perhaps the Tibetan people don't have a big enough oil supply to make our leaders feel a moral urge to liberate them...
In any case, I found the most memorable thing about this documentary was the incredible spirit of the Tibetan people, perhaps best seen in their Leader-in-Exile, the Dalai Lama. Generally speaking, I'm not a very political animal, which is perhaps why this movie shocked me so much. It really deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.