Souls of Zen - Trailer #1

Posted by yakobusan on Jun. 05, 2012

If you are interested to show Souls of Zen at your film festival or want us to submit it, do not hesitate to contact us. English and German versions are available. Souls of Zen - Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan Produced by m&r Kreativ GmbH, with generous support by Heidelberg University Runtime: 89 minutes, Format: 1080p, 16:9 HD, Color Synopsis: The documentary “Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan” presents perspectives on Buddhism as practiced by clergy, lay adherents, and families in Japan by drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on the daily life of Buddhist temples, monastic education, prayer practice, mortuary rituals, and Japan’s tradition of ancestor veneration in the wake of 3/11. From March to December 2011, Tim Graf and Jakob Montrasio filmed invaluable footage of the greatest religious mobilization in Japan?s postwar history. This film is the only documentary based on sustained attention to the everyday lives of Buddhist professi

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Tags japan, earthquake, tsunami, zen, buddhism, zazen

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