The film and its American Director, Khashyar Darvich, travel to Canberra, Australia for one night only, for a special premiere screening and Director Q&A beginning at 7 p.m.
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – After winning 12 awards, and screening in hundreds of cities around the world, the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film and Director Khashyar Darvich, travel to Canberra, Australia on December 12 for a special Canberra premiere screening, as a part of a 5 week Australian screening and Director Q&A tour.
The special screening and Director Q&A begin at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre at 32 Archibald St, Lyneham (Canberra), ACT.
The screening will also serve as a fundraiser for flood victims of the recent devastating floods in Vietnam, that has killed hundreds of Vietnamese and left many thousands homeless.
Featuring the Dalai Lama, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, the film (www.DalaiLamaFilm.com) tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to the Himalayan Mountains of India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world’s problems. What happened was powerful and unexpected, and was captured by a five camera, 18 person crew.
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary ‘What the Bleep Do We Know,’ Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ are Michael Beckwith (who appears in ‘The Secret’), radio host and author Thom Hartmann, revolutionary social scientist Jean Houston, Vandana Shiva (social activist, “The Corporation”), and other prominent thinkers.
Director Khashyar Darvich was recently interviewed by ABC Radio National host Rachael Cohn on her program “The Spirit of Things.” The interview and discussion about ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ will air nationally in Australia on ABC radio on Sunday December 5.
Amy Wong of LA Yoga Magazine writes the film is: “a stunning tour-de-force [and an] intimate glimpse into the Dalai Lama’s life.”
Film Critic John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette calls ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ “a provocative, even enlightening film… fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing.”
Film Threat Magazine’s Rick Kisonak said “Dalai Lama Renaissance” is a “comedy sensation,” adding, “I can’t remember the last time a movie made me laugh so hard.”
“I look forward to traveling to Canberra,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, “to share the film with Canberra audiences, as well as speaking with them about the inner journey of personal transformation, in the presence of the Dalai Lama, that was captured in the film. I also am happy that the film will server as a fundraiser to help flood victims in Vietnam.”
The Dalai Lama has visited Canberra on a number of occasions during his visits to Australia. The Abbot of the Van Hanh Monastery, Ven. Thich Quang, is on the organizing hosting committee of the Dalai Lama’s visits to Canberra.
The Australian ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ film tour began in Sydney on November 26, with sold out screenings and an enthusiastic response from audience there.
The film and filmmaker also travel to Melbourne on December 8 for a screening at the Palace Kino, and then to Brisbane on December 14 where the film will open at the Palace Centro, as well as to Perth and Albany.
For a complete schedule of all the Australian screenings, please visit: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
Tickets to the Canberra premiere screening are $20, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre at: 0412-224-553, or by email to: thichquangba (at) gmail (dot) com
To schedule a press interview with Director Khashyar Darvich, please contact Amanda-Sumner-Potts at: amandasp (at) bigpond (dot) com or Wakan Films at: Press (at) DalaiLamaFilm (dot) com.
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