Film Screening: The Yak Guesthouse & Curious Dogs
A film screening of two films in anticipation of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's May 2 visit to UCLA.
Friday, April 29, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
The Yak Guesthouse. Circling Tibet’s 22,000 foot Mount Kailash sounds uninteresting until a geographer of sacred space discovers that the circle never drops below 15,000 feet. According to ancient Buddhist and Hindu texts, Mt. Kailash is one and the same as Mt. Meru, center of the universe, home of the gods. Life-taking landslides, swift rivers, and fierce storms threaten to destroy the expedition. Sparkling night skies, moments of quiet and reflection, extraordinary people and scenery, and determination to reach Mt. Kailash sustain it.
Curious Dogs. Northeast India is a politically sensitive, culturally unique, exquisite region bordering Myanmar (Burma), Tibet, and Bangladesh. In what the filmmaker calls “a children’s story for adults of all ages,” some village dogs decide to explore the jungles and mountains of the region. Fortunately the dogs speak English (doubters beware!!) allowing viewers to share in the adventure. Stunning scenery in an area long off-limits to foreigners and Indians alike.
A Wherehouse of Dreams Production from Bob & Anita Caplan
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking available for $10
Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies