Digital Dharma: One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture
Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 9:55, Sat Aug 18 at 5:25, Sun Aug 19 at 7:40 and Thur Aug 23 at 9:55!
When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society is in danger of disappearing. DIGITAL DHARMA chronicles the 50-year journey of E. Gene Smith, a Mormon from Utah, the unlikely leader of an effort to rescue, preserve, and share 20,000 volumes of ancient Tibetan text; an epic of one man’s mission that became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.
Part of DocuWeeks 2012
- Country India/USA/Nepal/China
- Language English
- Rating NR
- Running Time 82 minutes
- Website http://digitaldharma.com/
- Director Dafna Yachin
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