The Giant Buddhas

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The Giant Buddhas
Giant Buddhas.jpg
Directed by Christian Frei
Produced by Christian Frei
Starring Taysir Alony
Sayeed Mirza Hussain
Nelofer Pazira
Zémaryalaï Tarzi
Music by Jan Garbarek
Philip Glass
Steve Kuhn
Arvo Pärt
Cinematography Peter Indergand
Release date
  • September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10) (Toronto International Film Festival)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Switzerland
Language Arabic, Dari, English, French and Mandarin

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.[1]

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  1. ^ Times Internet Limited (2006) Times of India article, March 27, 2006. Retrieved October 16, 2006.
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