• Director: Alexander Oey
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Year: 2003

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Does Western Buddhism encourage its adherents to serenely ignore their participation in the capitalist machine? So says prominent Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, whose pointed critique was inspired by this documentary. Featuring commentary from speakers as diverse as Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dzongzar Khyentse Rinpoche and economist Arnoud Boot, Sandcastles breaks open the murky subject of financial trade with insights from both Buddhists and economists.