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Thom Yorke, Damien Rice for Tibet documentary soundtrack

By Alex Young, ConsequenceofSound.net

After going the Hollywood route earlier this year, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will soon abandon vampires and Kristen Stewart for Tibet and, more specifically, a new documentary on the country’s ongoing freedom movement, titled When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun. As evident by the documentary’s homepage, the Radiohead frontman has teamed up with Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice (who most recently could be found busking with Bono), and American music composer Philip Glass for the film’s soundtrack.

The film promises to “show, for the first time, an inside perspective on the Tibetan movement to free Tibet from Chinese occupation, its internal conflicts and contradictions.” In addition to the soundtrack’s high-profile collaborators, the film features Richard Gere, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as Dennis Haysbert, who narrated the prologue.

Exact release dates for both the film and the soundtrack have yet to be unveiled, but, according to the film’s Facebook, the world premiere is set for early 2010. Check out the trailer here.