This travelogue climaxes with yet another on-camera stress test of His Holiness regarding ongoing cultural genocide, the Middle East, his plans after death.
Per usual, he performs marvelously, living up to his reputation for remaining good humored even in the face of an incredibly brutal schedule of interviews and ceremonies. Left to his own devices, he'd rather just study and get some much deserved R&R.
The film does break some new ground, especially around the Internet's emerging role in the political sphere. The film alleges various companies are dumbing down their services in an effort to curry favor with myopic and unstable elements within the Chinese leadership.
Mom and I saw this together at The Bagdad and both got homesick for Bhutan, another Tantric culture, although geographically more fertile than Tibet proper, or Ladakh for that matter.