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The Giant Buddhas

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Director  Christian Frei
Producer  Christian Frei
Country  Switzerland
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary
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Language  Arabic, Dari, English, French and Mandarin
Release date  September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10) (Toronto International Film Festival)
Music director  Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Jan Garbarek, Steve Kuhn
Cast  Nelofer Pazira, Xuanzang, Zemaryalai Tarzi, Peter Mettler, Taysir Alony
Similar movies  The Boy Mir (2011)

Bamiyan the valley of the giant buddhas


The Giant Buddhas is a documentary film by Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei about the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamyan in Afghanistan. It was released in March 2006. The movie film quotes local Afghans that the destruction was ordered by Osama Bin Laden and that initially, Mullah Omar and the Afghans in Bamyan had opposed the destruction.

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Awards and nominations

  • DOK Leipzig 2005: Silver Dove
  • Dokufest Prizren 2006: first prize ex aequo
  • Trento Film Festival 2006: Silver Gentian
  • Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival 2006: Best of the Fest - Documentary
  • Sundance Film Festival 2006: nominated for a Grand Jury Prize for World cinema-documentaries
  • Swiss Film Prize 2006: nominated for the Swiss Film Prize for Best Documentary
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2005: Official Selection
  • References

    The Giant Buddhas Wikipedia
    Fourbi IMDbFourbi AlloCineFourbi themoviedb.org The Giant Buddhas IMDb The Giant Buddhas themoviedb.org


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