10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
If you had only one hour, what would you ask?
"Destined to become the definitive film on the Dalai Lama."
- Geoffry Kleinman, DVDtalk.com
"There have been several documentaries about the Dalai Lama, but few have done a better job of packaging the Tibetan religious leader's circumstances, both historical and current, along with his philosophies."
- San Francisco Chronicle
Mendocino Film Festival, Indian Film Festival, EcoFest Italy
Amnesty International Film Festival, Dubrownik International Film Festival, HatchFest, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Bahamas International Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Fe International Film Festival
Sedona International Film Festival, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Buddhist Film Festival, Twin Cities Tibetan Film Festival
Written By: Rick Ray
Original Music Score: Peter Kater
Starring: The Dalai Lama, Rick Ray
Directed By: Rick Ray
Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence?
These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader.
In an era when many religious and political leaders are viewed with suspicion, and when cynical agendas rule both government and clergy, the Dalai Lama is undeniably authentic. Along with Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and Jesus, this great leader inspires millions and has influenced the world in so many ways.
This is his story, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage as well as footage supplied by individuals who at great personal risk, filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, "10 Questions For The Dalai Lama" conveys more than history and more than answers - it opens a window into the heart of a great man.