A devastating documentary on the effects of modern warfare, concentrating on people who are undoubtedly innocent of any crime or provocation: the children who were caught up in a war zone.
Recollections of an impressive event in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in 2004, and a video of a similar occasion from 2009.
A 40-minute film covering the history and culture of Sri Lanka, and looking at the ancient capital of Anuradhapura, and moving on to Ritigala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and finally the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
The second of Arnaud Desjardin’s films about Tibetan Buddhism in which he looks more closely at the religious side of the culture, with an examination of the rites and rituals, yogic practices and meditation involved in Tantric Buddhism.
In 1964 and 1965 the French filmmaker Arnaud Desjardins gained access to the Tibetan community in exile, in the first filming of their life and culture allowed by the Dalai Lama since going into exile, which was compiled into two films which I will be showing over the next couple of weeks.
Contemplation of the charnel grounds and giving gifts to others are two of the ways the Buddha recommended to overcome selfishness. Here are some reflections on the subject, followed by today’s documentary which is about people who donate their bodies to medical science.
Film about a boy in Scotland who can remember with uncanny accuracy the details of a previous life and his visit to his old ‘home’.
Here is a wonderful film by one of my favorite film-makers, Satyajit Ray, about the land, people and culture of Sikkim, made in 1971 while Sikkim was still a sovereign state.
The sixth episode in this series looks at the way photography has been commodified, just like modern art in general has.