Film Information

Tashi and the Monk

Tashi and the Monk

Apr 2, 2015
6 PM

Directed by Johnny Burke, Andrew Hinton
Rated Not Rated, 40 min.
Free Screening

Underwritten by Park City Community Foundation

Presented in partnership with the Women's Giving Fund with support from FiReFilms and a grant from the Park City Community Foundation

On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but 8 years ago he left behind 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 recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate. But can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?

Film will be followed by a Q&A via Skype with Director Andrew Hinton.

Appropriate for all audiences

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