"Dalai Lama Renaissance," one of 2008's top-grossing documentaries, screens in Boise Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 . Schedule your interview with Producer/Director Khashyar Darvich now. Screener disks and press kits are also available.
CONTACT: Will Schuck, Assoc. Producer, Wakan Films, 614-634-2840
BOISE, ID -- "Dalai Lama Renaissance" the award-winning 80-minute documentary feature narrated by Harrison Ford, opens in Boise on Fri., Nov. 28, and plays trough Thu., Dec. 4, at The Flicks, 646 Fulton St. This important film on human rights and world peace has played to sold-out audiences at film festivals around the world, and is one of the top-grossing documentaries of the year.
The film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to India in the Himalayan Mountains to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve the problem of world peace. What happened was surprising and unexpected, and was captured by a five camera, 18-person crew.
This is the first film about the Dalai Lama and Tibet to open theatrically in the United States since the international spotlight placed on China for its firm handling of Tibetan protestors speaking out against Chinese policies in Tibet.
"Dalai Lama Renaissance" has won a dozen film festival awards, and is the official selection of 38 film festivals around the world, where it consistently has attracted sold out audiences.
In the documentary, the Dalai Lama discusses the calls for economic sanctions against China, and emphasizes that he could not support economic sanctions towards China since it would hurt the ordinary Chinese poor.
"I narrated Dalai Lama Renaissance," said Harrison Ford, "because I believe His Holiness is making a positive influence in our world. For me, the film represented an opportunity to continue assisting the optimistic efforts of an extraordinary individual."
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary "What the Bleep Do We Know," Physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in "Dalai Lama Renaissance" are Michael Beckwith (who appears in the film "The Secret" with Wolf), Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, and others.
The film's official website is www.DalaiLamaFilm.com. Screening details are below:
Dates of Screening: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2008
Theater: The Flicks
Theater Address: 646 Fulton St., Boise, ID 83702
Theater Web site: www.theflicksboise.com
Theater Phone: 208-342-4288