Screening of 'Tashi and the Monk' in Aid of Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community.
Join us for a special screening of multi-award winning documentary 'Tashi and the Monk' by filmmakers Johnny Burke and Andrew Hinton. One of the most moving and heartfelt documentaries of the year.
Former Buddhist monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but 8 years ago left a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children. 5 year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother having recently passed away and abandoned by her alcoholic father, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings.
The documentary is an intimate and moving portrait of a community which transforms children's lives through love and compassion in action and follows a free-spirited little girl's path from being a wild and troubled child to a new life filled with friendship and hope for a better future. Winner of the International Documentary Association (IDA) Best Short Documentary of the Year.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to http://jhamtsegatsal.org/. The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with the filmmakers and other guests.
Watch the trailer https://vimeo.com/106846358