Well, crampons unnecessary. It turned out to be about the political struggle of Tibet. I don't know how I missed that when I put it on the list. Most definitely worth seeing, but be forewarned, some of the pictures are pretty graphic. I came away thinking, that yes, the Chinese have every right to be enraged at the Japanese over Nan King, but they themselves are not doing much better in Tibet. It's that bad. They also touch on the mass hysteria called Mao's Cultural Revolution mass murder of their own people. The struggle over Tibet is strictly over domination of Asia, control over the rooftop of the world. Knowing what I know about the USSR, I am convinced that Communism is the Bubonic Plague of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, we collude with the Chinese when we think it's in our best interests. The CIA had sided with Tibet against China, had trained Tibetan resistance fighters, then abandoned them when Nixon began talking to the Chinese. The movie makes the po int that the U.S., by buying Chinese goods is directly subsidizing Chinese genocide in Tibet, not to mention digging an economic hole for itself. On the other hand, not talking to the Chinese is probably worse. We are putting no pressure on them to stop what they're doing in Tibet. A personal observation (not in the movie) is that the Tibetan genocide puts things like the Holocaust in perspective. In other words, until techniques for creating humans are vastly improved, which will be never, this is just what human beings do, they hurt each other, often brutally. We even delight in thinking that the Romans, who were among the most barbaric people ever to live, who, under Nero, lit their festivities with human lanterns, are held up as paragons of civilization. I do recommend the movie. It's excellent, but leave your crampons in the car.