This is an excellent film about the Jade Buddha Temple, which was founded in 1882 to house a couple of Jade Buddha statues given to the Chinese monk Huigen. The temple went through many vicissitudes during the turbulent years of the 20th century, but is now a main attraction in Shanghai.
The film not only shows the temple and its artifacts, but also explains their significance in Chinese Buddhism, and manages in a relatively short span of time to explain many matters to do with the iconography and symbolism of many of the statues, as well as information on Chinese Buddhist history and Buddhism itself.
The photography which forms the basis of the film is really excellent, and the presentation attractive and informative. If there were more films made like this we would all be the better off for it. A good model for others to imitate.
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