Japan and Switzerlandamong afghanistan at Of predating painting bamyan oil in, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues. It is abominable to witness the cold and calculated destruction of cultural properties which were the heritage of the Afghan people, and, indeed, of the whole of humanity. Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei made a minute documentary entitled The Giant Buddhas released in March on the statues, the international reactions to it, and an overview of afghanistan at Of predating painting bamyan oil in controversy. The Taliban states that Bamiyan shall not be destroyed but protected. The two most prominent statues were the giant, standing Buddhas Vairocana and Sakyamuni, identified by the different mudras performed, measuring 55 and 37 metres and feet high respectively, the largest examples of standing Buddha carvings in the world. The lower parts of the statues' arms were constructed from the same mud-straw mix while supported on wooden armatures. Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues. Plans for the construction of the Spring Temple Buddha were announced soon after the blowing up of the Sluts Reno girl Buddhas and China condemned the systematic destruction of the Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan. All OIC states—including PakistanSaudi Arabiaand the United Arab Emiratesthree countries that officially recognised the Taliban government—joined the protest to spare the monuments.