Tricycle Film Club

Buddhist Shorts Film Festival 2022

Film Club

Buddhist Shorts Film Festival 2022

Celebrate the New Year with Tricycle’s Buddhist Shorts Film Festival! This January, we’re featuring five short films documenting Buddhist diversity around the world. Among the cinematic journeys in store, we’ll take a glimpse inside the mind…

By The Editors

obon film

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Akiko Takakura, one of the few survivors within 500 meters of Hiroshima’s ground zero, recounts how the atomic bomb prompted a moment of compassion and closeness with her stern father.

By André Hörmann, Anna Samo


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In Japanese, the term mizuko, “water child,” refers to miscarried, stillborn, and aborted pregnancies. This intimate animated film depicts co-director Kira Dane’s experience of abortion, juxtaposing American culture with the Japanese Buddhist Jizo rite for grieving lost pregnancies.

By Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo

light a candle film

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Light a Candle

To mark the abducted 11th Panchen Lama’s 29th birthday and pressure the Chinese government to release him, leaders of Students for a Free Tibet attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most candles on a…

By Tenzin Kalden

the monk from the holy land

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The Monk from the Holy Land

Serving as an Israeli military medic in the 1973 war, Jonathan Katzenelson experienced life’s impermanence, leading him to reject the conventional life his father wanted for him and ordain as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. For years,…

By Nizan Lotem

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