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Meet the Dalai Lama

Celebrate the holiday season by spending some time getting to know one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. Join us at Movies That Matter on Tuesday, December 17 at 4:30 pm for 10 Questions For The Dalai Lama.

This 2006 film documents filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray’s meetings over the course of several months with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama at his monastery in Dharamsala, India. In the documentary the question and answer interviews are inter-cut with a biography of Tenzin Gyatso, a history of modern Tibet, and a chronicle of Ray’s journey securing the interview. Included is rare historical footage as well as footage filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet.

Ray asks a range of questions, touching on philosophical, social and political issues including: “Why do the poor seem happier than the rich?” and “Will there be another Dalai Lama?” Ray admits to asking more than ten questions during the interview. As a result we learn the Dalai Lama’s opinions on war, poverty and many other big issues as well as discovering that he is an environmentalist, an advocate of women’s rights, willing to abandon tradition when it is clearly antiquated, and has a great sense of humor.