Coinciding with the Dalai Lama’s summer 2012 European visit, the documentary film Dalai Lama Renaissance (narrated by Harrison Ford) and its American Director Khashyar Darvich will travel to Ireland for a one-week screening and Director Q&A tour from 29th June – 6th July 2012 (see venues and times below).
Can an award-winning film that presents the Dalai Lama’s transformational wisdom in action truly change those who watch it? How can the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion lead to a quantum leap from the head to the heart? After 12 film festival awards, thousands of screenings worldwide, and hundreds of inspiring filmmaker Q&A’s, audiences in Ireland will experience the answers for themselves.
Featuring the Dalai Lama, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, the film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to the Himalayan mountains of India to meet with the Dalai Lama to discuss many of the world’s problems. What happened was powerful and unexpected, and was captured by a five-camera, 18-person crew.
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary What the Bleep Do We Know, Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in Dalai Lama Renaissance are Michael Beckwith (who appears in The Secret), radio host and author Thom Hartmann, revolutionary social scientist Jean Houston, Vandana Shiva (social activist, The Corporation), the Catholic monk Brother Wayne Teasdale, and other prominent thinkers.
Each screening and Q&A event will benefit one of four Irish registered charities.
Irish Tour Dates and Venues
Friday 29th June: Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, @ TBA
Sunday 1st July: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, @ 4.00pm
Monday 2nd July: Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, @ 8.00pm
Tuesday 3rd July: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th July: The Model, Sligo, @ 8.15pm
Thursday 5th July: The MAC, Belfast, @ 8.00pm
Friday 6th July: Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin 2, @ 7.30pm