David Cherniak’s new Retreat movie premieres next week-end. Here’s a note from him about it…
RETREAT, a feature documentary I just finished will get it’s world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Monday Jan. 28 at 8pm in the historic Arlington Theatre. It . . . Read More.
David Cherniack is one of Canada’s leading filmmakers, with a self-proclaimed focus on “eclectically spiritual documentaries.” Many of them are available for free viewing on his website: www.allinonefilms.com
One of his movies: The Oracle – Reflections on Self – is now available for free viewing . . . Read More.
Via Toronto Body Mind (Toronto’s yoga, meditation and wellness community’s blog)…
About Catherine Rathbun
Catherine’s meditation training began in 1969. Since then she has studied with His Holiness XVI Karmapa, head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and with pre-eminent individuals like . . . Read More.
Festival website: http://www.buddhistfilmfestival.com/
Canadian winners in the 2011 Festival
ONE BREATH – Dale Hildebrand, Toronto ON http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMyrSdlNCLU
THE WEIGHTLESS TRAVELLER – Eva Colmers, Edmonton AB http://noproblemproductions.ca/films/weightless.html (Trailer)
Canadian winners in the 2010 Festival
BLIND RIVER – Adrian Laurie
TENDING TOWARD SILENCE – Arlin McFarlane, Dawson . . . Read More.
A short film by Tashi Wangyal.
Cultural values form the founding principles of one’s life. By preserving a culture, one keeps their traditions, family values, sociological standards and language intact. Without a culture, no one knows what the traditions are and where the family came . . . Read More.
In a Cape Breton village, Buddhist monks and nuns pray in their abbey, while French-speaking fishermen put out to sea to haul in their lobster traps. Seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these people share more than meets the eye. The film delicately weaves . . . Read More.
Coming very soon, from the director of Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi…
Review from The Province: http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/VIFF+Waking+love/5533449/story.html
The movie “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche” is also a potential candidate for entry in the Arclight Documentary Film Festival, if enough of the public “Like” it on the Arclight YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzZRiE7C_Ac
Review from the Halifax Chronicle Herald: http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1263838.html
Journey of a Dream is a heavy metal story of a Tibetan refugee, directed by Shenpenn Khyamsar (who lives in Vancouver). It is a feature length documentary that will take audiences on an epic, global journey into heavy metal music, exile, Buddhism and Tibetan roots.
Here’s . . . Read More.
Glenn Mullin is a Canadian Buddhist author, teacher and tour guide living in Mongolia. Here he is in a humorous but fascinating video tour of Erdeni Zuu Monastery in Mongolia:
Kidding aside, however, Glenn has been involved in more than 20 Buddhist-inspired development projects . . . Read More.
Ann Henderson’s 1991 film, A Song for Tibet, is available for free online viewing through the National Film Board of Canada’s website: http://www.nfb.ca/film/a_song_for_tibet/
It lends an important contextual perspective to Québec film-maker Geneviève Brault’s new film, Tibet: Land of the Brave, premiering this month (see our . . . Read More.
From the film’s website, http://tibetterredesbraves.net/en/accueil/
A cinematic journey to one of the most remote places on the planet, Tibet: Land of the Brave transports the audience into the everyday lives of Tibetan herders, seen through the eyes of Gyamtso, Marijo and their daughter, Yangchen. Following this . . . Read More.
New Voices, New Visions: Film & Workshop Series on Documentary Film in Tibet and Burma
On February 18-20, 2011, the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion has organized a showcase of films by emerging Tibetan and Burmese filmmakers. Filmmakers will be in attendance . . . Read More.
Grant MacLean’s new documentary about Chogyam Trungpa’s 1959 escape from Tibet premiered recently in Halifax. You can find out more about the movie, and watch it online, on the Shambhala Sun blog site: http://www.shambhalasun.com/sunspace/?p=20332
Dalai Lama Renaissance film in Montreal . . . Read More.
The Canadian Tibetan Cultural Centre in Toronto is hosting several screenings of this wonderful movie, narrated by Harrison Ford: November 6 + 7, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
The producer, Khashyar Darvich, is looking for opportunities to screen it in other cities as well, after it . . . Read More.
We’ve begun tagging old posts about Buddhist movies and videos with a “Movies” tag to make them easier to find. Process should be completed in a few days.