The deeply philosophical and spiritual documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama finds the questing filmmaker and intellectual Rick Ray visiting with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama -- widely regarded as one of the wisest men in the world -- and asking His Holiness such questions as: "Why are the poor traditionally so much happier than the wealthy?"; "Is it necessary for a society to abandon its centuries-old traditions to move into the future?"; and "How does one committed to nonviolence respond when faced with inevitable violence?" In approaching these issues with the Lama, Ray brings to light innumerable observations gleaned from his pilgrimages throughout such countries as Israel, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon. The program also incorporates historical footage of various cultures, including extensive footage shot covertly in Tibet under the threat of external dangers. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Wonderful film all around. You don't have to be Buddhist to admire the Dalai Lama. This is an in-depth story about the history and background of the 14th and possibly the last genuine Dalai Lama. The scenery, culture, and people of Tibet are also well showcased in this film. The biggest and saddest lesson is that China is dominating more than product trade in this world. The best part is the interview and 10 questions for the Dalai Lama. Here you realize how impressive, humble, knowledegable, engaging, and humorous the man is. I wish he could run for president in 2008!
I rented this for my wife, a Buddhist, I am an aetheist. I found myself awed by his logic and incredible intelligence. I learned a few interesting facts about the man and his life. I find myself admiring the man after watching this movie. A MUST SEE for everyone.
This is an excellent movie done by a world explorer and filmmaker. By the way: Do you know that GOOGLE, MICROSOFT and YAHOO all let the Chinese government censor entries on the Dalai Lama so only negative articles on him are allowed to post?