Tricycle Film Club

mizuko

Film Club

Mizuko

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

Film Club

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 birthday cake.

By Tenzin Kalden
the monk from the holy land

Film Club

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, he’d lived a double life—dentist in the day, monk in the evening—until his father’s death freed him to live […]

By Nizan Lotem
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