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Kundun: An Analysis
The purpose of the movie Kundun is multifaceted. It is a portrayal of the life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama as well as a lesson in Tibetan religion. One of the major underlying, yet extremely important, functions of the film is to raise awareness to the Chinese occupation of Tibet. However, the film is obviously biased by Western views and philosophies. By Western standards, the fall of Tibet to Chinese communism would be considered nefarious. The western mind views communism as a paralyzing virus, which destroys the limbs holding peace, prosperity, and freedom together. ....