FINDING JOE: Saturday, June 3, 2 -4 pm
In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it “the heroes journey”. A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think.
JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR: Saturday, July 8, 2 - 4 pm
Journey from Zanskar is about how two humble monks, far from their Buddhist temple, honor their vows by supporting these remote village children to get a Buddhist education. Zanskar is one of the last remaining original Tibetan Buddhist societies with a continuous untainted lineage dating back thousands of years. In nearby Tibet and Ladakh, in Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal, traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture is dying. Zanskar, ringed by high Himalayan mountains in northwest India, one of the most remote places on the planet, has been safe until now.
SAVING MES AYNAK: Saturday, August 12, 2 - 4 pm
Saving Mes Aynak it’s a races against time to save a 5,000year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure.