Director: Malgorzata Dobrowolska
Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2018

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Title: Bhikkhuni – Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Revolution

The Buddha established an order of fully ordained nuns during his lifetime, but it died out across southern Asia a millennia ago, relegating Buddhist nuns in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand to second-class status. Three determined women take on the patriarchy by reviving this abandoned Buddhist tradition and becoming the first fully-ordained Theravada Buddhist nuns in their nations’ modern histories in this documentary. Follow Bhikkhuni Kusuma from Sri Lanka, Bhikkhuni Dhammananda from Thailand, and Bhikkhuni Gautami from Bangladesh as they challenge opposition from monks and governments in this contemporary documentary. To learn more about the film visit https://bhikkhuni-film.com.

This film will be available to stream until midnight on Saturday, March 30.