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Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 500 million followers or 7% of the global population.

Daughters of Wisdom

A film by Bari Pearlman

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.

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The Departure

A film by Lana Wilson

In Japan, a remarkable group of Japanese Buddhist priests combat a suicide epidemic, inspiring people to survive.

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Dying at Peace

A film by David Kennard

Dying at Peace takes a thoughtful look at the best information available about our “final hour” and what lies beyond.

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My Reincarnation

My Reincarnation

A film by Jennifer Fox

For twenty years, filmmaker Jennifer Fox followed a high Tibetan master and his Italian-born so,n and the Rinpoche's son's reluctance to accept the destiny he was assigned at birth.

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The Quest for Happiness

A film by Raja Choudhury

The Quest for Happiness will delve into His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision of how happiness can be achieved in today’s world.

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Questioning Faith

A film by Macky Alston

Can seminary student and award-winning filmmaker Macky Alston maintain his faith after the untimely death of a close friend and fellow seminary student?

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Swans at the Lake: The Story of American Buddhism

A film by Gaetano Kazuo Maida

Swans at the Lake will be the first television documentary to comprehensively explore the American encounter with Buddhism over 150 years in the U.S. Director Gaetano Kazuo Maida, who is the Executive Director of the Buddhist Film Foundation and the International Buddhist Film Festival, envisions a panoramic film series focused on the fastest growing spiritual tradition in America, and its influence on the arts, psychology, neuroscience and social activism.

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Talking to the Air

Talking to the Air

A film by Sophie Pegrum

Talking to the Air provides a window into the rural Tibetan feudal life and the Buddhist dependence on and worship of the horse, considered central to spiritual welfare, culture and tradition.

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Team Tibet - Home Away From Home

A film by Robin Greenberg

Team Tibet - Home Away From Home mines the life of Thuten Kesang, who has lived in exile for more than fifty years, first in India and then New Zealand, and raises awareness about the plight of Tibetans.

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A Thousand Mothers

A film by Kim Shelton

The pacing of the documentary A Thousand Mothers takes its cue from the rhythms of daily life in a Buddhist nunnery in Myanmar. At Thit Seint, the nuns range in age from seven to more than 70 years of age. Unlike the monks, the nuns do not receive any governmental support yet, according to Shelton, they live their lives "with a consistent infectious joy and lightheartedness."

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