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Golden Kingdom

Brian Perkins
Golden Kingdom

Golden Kingdom is the first international feature shot in Burma since the Buddhist country reopened its doors to the outside world. The film tells the story of four orphaned boys—novice monks—who begin experiencing bizarre, otherworldly phenomena after the monastery’s head abbot departs on a long journey.

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Paths of the Soul

Zhang Yang
Paths of the Soul

Paths of the Soul, A New York Times Critics’ Pick by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang, follows a group of Tibetans who make a 1,200-mile bowing pilgrimage, prostrating themselves every few steps along the road to Tibet’s holy capital.

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States of Grace

Mark Lipman, Helen S. Cohen
States of Grace

For Dr. Grace Dammann, a revered Buddhist physician and AIDS specialist, a routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turned tragic when another driver crashed head on into her car. Winner of multiple audience awards, States of Grace captures the profound transformation of Grace and her family in the wake of this life-changing accident.

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Daughters of Everest

Sapana Sakya, Ramyata Limbu
Daughters of Everest

Daughters of Everest brings a unique flavor to the familiar story of the attempt to climb Mount Everest. In 2000, the first-ever expedition of Sherpa women to climb Everest was organized. This award-winning documentary follows five charismatic women who tackle the world’s highest peak and traditional confines of their gender roles.

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The Sari Soldiers

Julie Bridgham
The Sari Soldiers

Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King’s crackdown on civil liberties.

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Mindfulness and Murder

Tom Waller
Mindfulness and Murder

Mindfulness and Murder (Sop-Mai-Ngeap) is an award-winning feature film based on a series of murder mystery novels by former Bangkok Post writer Nick Wilgus. When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the Abbot recruits Father Ananda, a former policeman, to investigate the case. He discovers all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of Bangkok.

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