In March 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 and faith, 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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Length: 86 min.
Language: English, w/ French Arabic, Chinese
Producer: Christian Frei
Producer Web site: N/A
Distributor: Films Transit International
Distributor Web site: www.filmstransit.com
Copyright: 2005 by Christian Frei and Suissimage
Festival Screenings and Awards:
See Web site, www.giant-buddhas.com/en/festivals/