film

Embrace

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China
2011
DVD
16:9
55min.
Tibetan
Czech subtitles

This documentary presents the complex reciprocal saturation of human communities, gods,  Buddha Dharma and natural landscape marked with religious significance. Through the narratives of a father and son, this film illustrates both the transcendental and inter-sentient dimensions of Tibetan sacred sites and of their ecological significance. It documents a ritualized relationship of people and the place of their dwelling and natural surroundings.

Rainbow Rider

  • China 2013, 60 min
  • Tibetan and English with Czech subtitles
  • Directors: Dan Smyer Yu and Pema Tashi
  • Ethnological documentary

This ethnographic film documents Khenpo Sodargye’s lectures and dialogues with social scientists in North America and Europe on the topics of environmental health, human flourishing, the scientific understanding of the mind, and Buddhist vision of world peace in spring 2013.

When Hari got Married

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India
2013
DVD
16:9
75min.
English
czech subtitles

Hari, a taxi driver in Dharamsala, in northern India, is preparing to take his vows in a marriage arranged by his father. Tradition states that the engaged couple may not see each other prior to their wedding day. However, telephone contact is not proscribed. Hari is thinking about how marriage will change his life and that of his intended, who will – like all Indian girls – leave her own family to become part of her husband’s, as well as how he will perform as a husband and whether he will be able to feed his future children.

Prayers Answered

  •  29 min. / Documentary USA
  •  Director: Galek Palsang

On the invitation and prayers of tribal leaders, the Dalai Lama travels to a poor and remote Muslim village at the India Pakistan border. More than a symbolic gesture, the visit results in an invitation by the Dalai Lama to provide a modern education to children from the village while insuring their religious and cultural heritage. Without this film, this amazing story would never be known or seen.