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Regarding Buddhism

Regarding Buddhism

This collection of films on Buddhism spans the globe with the stories told. From SUNRISE/SUNSET, a portrait of the Dalai Lama to SAVING MES AYNAKS, where archaeologists struggle to stop the destruction of ancient treasures in Afghanistan by the Taliban, these films show the role that Buddhism plays in the lives of people worldwide.

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Regarding Buddhism
  • Sunrise/Sunset

    Directed by Vitaly Mansky • Documentary • With the Dalai Lama • 2009 • 72 minutes

    The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in the life of the Dalai Lama from when he wakes up at ...

  • The Dhamma Brothers

    Directed by Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein and Andrew Kukura • Documentary • 2008 • 76 minutes

    Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of thes...

  • Paths of the Soul

    Directed by Zhang Yang • Drama • 2016 • 117 minutes

    An astonishing journey of redemption, faith, and devotion. Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang ( Shower, Getting Home ) blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families ...

  • Jai Bhim Comrade

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2012 • 168 minutes

    For thousands of years India’s Dalits were abhorred as “untouchables,” denied education and treated as bonded labour. By 1923 Bhimrao Ambedkar broke the taboo, won doctorates abroad and fought for the emancipation of his people. He ...

  • The Search

    Directed by Pema Tseden • Drama • With Zong Zhi, Manla Jiepu, Dobe Dorje, Drolma Gyab, Lumo Tso • 2013 • 105 minutes

    A director, his assistant, and a businessman drive through the Amdo region of Tibet, scouring small villages to find actors for their adaptation of the namthar of Drime Kunden, an...

  • The Professor

    Directed by Barry Strugatz • Documentary • 2016 • 72 minutes

    The Professor is a documentary about Tai Chi and one of its great masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60s. Featuring a rich array of vintage archival footag...

  • The Book of the Dead

    Directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto • Animation • 2014 • 70 minutes

    Master animator Kihachiro Kawamoto's tour de force adventure tale of a young noble girl in 8th-century Japan who leaves her home to follow the apparition of an executed prince in this ravishing film of beauty and mysticism.

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  • Saving Mes Aynak

    Directed by Brent E. Huffman • Documentary • 2015 • 58 minutes

    SAVING MES AYNAK follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancie...