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"Dalai Lama graces monterey"

April 4, 2007, Thousand Oaks, CA- monterey media is honored to announce the acquisition of the film "10 Questions for The Dalai Lama". Cinematographer, writer, and director Rick Ray enlightens audiences with his film which examines fundamental questions of our time in an interview with the revered Tibetan leader. Follow Rick Ray on his journey for a contemporary look at the struggle of the Tibetan people, their relationship with China, and the history of the Dalai Lamas of Tibet.

Ray's passionate work creates a stunning and intimate view of an extraordinary spiritual leader who is committed to the promotion of human values and religious harmony. In order to make this important film, Ray made private visits to the Dalai Lama's monastery in Dharamsala where he films his story over a period of several months. As a filmmaker and explorer, Rick Ray, did more than just travel to India to obtain his footage for this film; he spent over two years searching for rare footage of the Dalai Lama's youth and the Chinese takeover. This part biographical, part philosophical, part political adventure reveals the wisdom of the Dalai Lama through his responses to Ray's insightful questions. With our society in the midst of global transitions and surging technological advancements, the understanding and wisdom of His Holiness promotes reflection and a deeper examination of age old struggles.

"10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" is captivating audiences at film festivals and screenings all over the world with breathtaking cinematography, profoundly inspiring music composed by multi-Grammy nominated pianist and composer Peter Kater, and the intimate interview with His Holiness who has himself received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, and prizes. Acclaim for 10 Questions for The Dalai Lama:

".. destined to become the definitive film on The Dalai Lama."-Geoffrey Kleiman,

"No doubt that our smash hit from this season was our festival opener 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama." - Joachim Polzer, Director, Globians Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

monterey media acquired all rights for "10 Questions for The Dalai Lama" from Rick Ray Productions for US and Canada distribution in continuing their tradition of preserving historical perspective for generations.

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