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The Giant Buddhas

Author: Christian FreiDenise ZabalagaFlorian EidenbenzPhilip GlassJan GarbarekAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : DutchView all editions and formats
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Six months before the Twin Towers attacks in new York, 2001, two huge Buddha statues were blown up in the remote area of Bamiyantal in Afghanistan. This dramatic event surrounding the ancient stone colossi - unique proof of a high culture that bloomed until the 13th century along the Silk Road - is the starting point for a cinematic essay on fanaticism, terror and tolerance, ignorance and identity. Oscar nominated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Frei; Denise Zabalaga; Florian Eidenbenz; Philip Glass; Jan Garbarek; Steve Kuhn; Peter Indergand; Arvo Pärt; Swiss National Television (Firm); Christian Frei Filmproductions.; Warner Home Video.
OCLC Number: 122930169
Language Note: English, Dutch, French or Italian dialogue, English, French, Dutch, Italian or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a documentary in 2005.
Bonus footage (35 min.) includes a Trailer (20 min): Ausfuhrliches Werkstattgesprach mit Christian Frei and Reportage "Die Ruckkehr der Buddhas."
Credits: Editor, Christian Frei, Denise Zabalaga, cinematography, Peter Indergand ; music, Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Jan Garbarek, Steve Kuhn; sound, Florian Eidenbenz.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 0, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Responsibility: Christian Frei Filmproductions in association with Swiss National Television and Suissimage present a film by Christian Frei ; produced, directed, and edited by Christian Frei, Warner Home Video.

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Six months before the Twin Towers attacks in new York, 2001, two huge Buddha statues were blown up in the remote area of Bamiyantal in Afghanistan. This dramatic event surrounding the ancient stone colossi - unique proof of a high culture that bloomed until the 13th century along the Silk Road - is the starting point for a cinematic essay on fanaticism, terror and tolerance, ignorance and identity. Oscar nominated director Christian Frei's thought provoking film journeys along a perimeter that both divides and unites people and cultures.

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