Monks of the Sacred Valley

Monks of the Sacred Valley

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Sun Jan 19 4:30 PM
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Bellingen Memorial Hall
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
52 Mins
January
Sun Jan 19

WORLD PREMIERE 

SWIFF provides audiences a rare opportunity to see inside the filmmaking process, presenting a WIP (work-in-progress) screening of local Bellingen filmmaker Ryan Jasper Walsh's directorial debut feature documentary, Monks of the Sacred Valley. 

A breathtaking, cinematic portrait of a hidden world of Tibetan Buddhism that has survived and thrived inside modern China – until now. Derek, Tenzin and Dorje are young men with big dreams and bold motivations. They are students at the world’s largest academy of Tibetan Buddhism – an institution specialising in sciences of the mind and humanist ethics. They share the common dream of benefitting all living beings on Earth through their Buddhism. But amidst China’s colonial march for modernisation, their world is being torn apart. State-sanctioned demolitions and evictions threaten their lives, their homes and that which they cherish most – their Buddhist practice.

Join the conversation behind this revealing observational portrait of the complexity of Tibetan Buddhism in modern China.

In Mandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles
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Sun Jan 19

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Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454