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The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Postby shanti maria » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:57 am

"Buddha's Lost Children" simply beautiful
"Zen Noir" won a number of awards (available for free download)
"Buddha Wallah" (available for free download) apparently latest film by the same director has been selected by Germany for an Oscar nomination in Best Foreign Film Category
"1 Mile Above"

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Postby shanti maria » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:12 am

"Naked Mind" film in the making, there is lots of anticipation around it, one of director's aims is to show it in prisons to inspire inmates interested in meditation
Link to an interview with Sarah Barab, the director:

http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/03/22/na ... -the-film/

another link shows 3 video previews, one of them of a heroin addict from UK in rehab at a Thai monastery - simply fascinating :

http://secularbuddhism.org/2013/03/22/e ... aked-mind/

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Postby HalloweenBuddhist » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:47 am

I don't know if this has already been posted but this movie is amazing, and though it may not necessarily be theravada It's a beautiful story, which I honestly when I first started watching it I thought it was going to be goofy chinese cinema, but by the end of the film I found it to be a beautiful story. Journey to the West. :buddha1:

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Postby Dan Rooney » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:18 am

A film that is not exactly Dhamma-themed but may be of interest to people here is Ashes and Snow. From :

"Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It aims to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them."

And from its :

"In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people saw themselves as part of nature and not outside of it. The destiny of whales cannot be separated from the destiny of man, and the destiny of man cannot be separated from the destiny of all of nature. I am exploring new narratives that help build a bridge across the artificial boundaries we have established between ourselves and other species.....The feature film was edited by two-time Oscar winner Pietro Scalia. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne (English), Ken Watanabe (Japanese), Enrique Rocha (Spanish), and Jeanne Moreau (French). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan."

There's a copy on but I suspect that it's not there officially.

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Postby HalloweenBuddhist » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:37 pm

For those of you that have children there is a cartoon on youtube.
Simply search "Buddha Cartoon" and the video is called "The Legend of The Buddha (cartoon film)"
It's a cute 1.5 hour animated film of Siddhartha reaching enlightenment.

I will say that there is a scene, when Siddhartha's mother is giving birth to him, the audio does sound... somewhat sexual, however I doubt it's intentual.


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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Postby Bundokji » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:18 am

"Stranger than fiction" by Will Ferrell (2006) is a great movie.
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Postby Mkoll » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:36 am

David mentioned this one awhile back, Edge of Tomorrow. It's much like Groundhog Day except the protagonist is dying instead of waking up and it's a sci-fi action movie rather than a romantic comedy. Tom Cruise gives a very good performance, playing (partly) a cowardly, slimy role as opposed to the usual "brimming with confidence" character he is wont to play.

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Postby Bundokji » Sat May 30, 2015 11:53 am

"The Stranger" by Albert Camus 1967
"On the highest throne in the world, we are seated, still, upon our arses"
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Postby Bundokji » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:21 pm

Amal, an Indian movie in English language, the story is about contentment. The movies is available on Youtube:

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