SUNRISE/SUNSET is a unique documentary to get a real feeling of, and hopefully understand, a personality that has been a major focus for millions around the world. He is called a wolf in a lamb's skin in his homeland which is in nowadays China, while in America, for instance, he is declared the most outstanding person to ever live on the planet. The openness and sincerity that the Dalai Lama welcomed the film crew with was unprecedented and beyond any possible expression. Although the filmmakers spent a relatively short time in the residence of the Tibetan Buddhist leader, they had almost unlimited access which made the whole shooting process quite extraordinary. They were equally free in their choice of issues discussed and questions asked to which the Dalai Lama gave candid and explicit answers.