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The Giant Buddhas

2005 Rated NR 1hr 35m

Christian Frei's documentary traces the tragic tale of the giant Buddhas of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley, which stood as monumental landmarks for 1,500 years until 2001, when the Taliban declared that all non-Islamic statues in the country be destroyed. Despite international protest, the statues were blown up. Through interwoven narratives from past and present, Frei's film sheds light on the disturbing consequences of religious fanaticism.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Arabic: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.