Lighting lives of millions through Buddhism

Lighting lives of millions through Buddhism

The film festival 'Inner Path' promotes Asian cinema themed around Buddhist culture, history and art

Lighting lives of millions through Buddhism

Entering its third year, ‘Inner Path’, organised by the Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) presents Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics through various creative forms – feature films, exhibitions, an art camp, painting demonstrations, and musical performances.

The objective of the four-day festival, an annual event from November 21 to 24,  is to promote an understanding and appreciation of the art and philosophy of Buddhism along with interactions and participation by the audiences with the scholars and filmmakers.

The festival will open with a recital by the internationally-renowned singer Nun, Ani Choying Drolma from Nepal, and will close with a performance by the celebrated Kung-fu Nuns from Ladakh.

The festival comprises discourses by Geshe Jangcup Choeden, who has been appointed by the Dalai Lama as the abbot of the prestigious and historic Gaden Shartse Monastery and Dato Ananda Kumaraseri, career-ambassador, who is well known for espousing the concept of ‘Living by Buddhism’ and applying the tenets in daily life.

Around 16 feature and documentary films will be screened and there will be an art and photography exhibition by 20 artists whose work is related to Buddhism.

A Thangka painting demonstration by the well known artist Sidharth, an exhibition presented by Chokyi Palmo on the Magic Life of the Tibetan Yogi Milarepa, and a panel discussion by artists and filmmakers are the other highlights of the event.

The films which will be shown includes three films from the US by John Bush – Dharma River, Prajna Earth and Vajra Sky over Tibet and two films by Royston Tan from Singapore – Little Note and Popiah. Indian filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam too will screen their films.

‘Inner Path’, festival of Buddhism will be held over four days from November 21 to 24 at the Alliance Francaise de Delhi.