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The filmmaker talks about how the Dalai Lama's charisma was what led him to making the 'Compassion in Exile.'


The richly textured story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet interweaves an inspiring portrayal with the urgent plight of his homeland under Chinese occupation.

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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Compassion In Exile

Premiere Date: July 6, 1993

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Filmmaker: Mickey Lemie


Mickey Lemie
Mickey Lemie

Critical Acclaim

A portrait of unprecedented intimacy.”

—Kevin Thomas,
LA Times

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