Daughters of Wisdom

Daughters of Wisdom

For centuries, the women of rural Tibet have been relegated to subservient roles. Regarded as capable of little more than churning butter, bearing children and saying prayers, they have lived servile lives without access to education or the time to practice Buddhism to the same degree as men. In Daughters of Wisdom, the filmmaker creates a vivid, intimate portrait of the lives of these women, and witnesses their culture, a culture on the verge of positive social change realized through education and religious cultivation.

Hartley Update

Daughters of Wisdom continues its festival run, with screenings at the Santa Fe Film Festival and the Himalaya Film Festival in Amsterdam in February, 2008. Filmmaker Bari Pearlman secured North American distribution with Seventh Art Releasing, so the film will also premiere theatrically in Chicago and Vancouver in early 2008, with more screenings on the way. Through international sales agent Illumina Films, negotiations are underway with several international broadcasters. Updates are available at www.daughtersofwisdom.com and on a new blog "Nuns on the Run" at daughtersofwisdom.blogspot.com.

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Special Jury Prize 2008, Trento Film Festival, Trento, Italy and Audience Award, Best Documentary, Brooklyn Intl Film Festival 2007

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Daughters of Wisdom

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