Monday, September 14, 2009

This Week's Activity - T.H.I.S. Buddhist Film Festival

This Week's Sharing has been changed to watching a Buddhist film called "Buddha collapsed out of shame".

In 2001, the Tiliban blew up Buddhas statues in Afghanistan. Like many Afghanis, six years old Bakhtay live in one of the empty caves. She begins her incredible journey to get a notebook and a pen, so she can attend school. However, to complete her mission, she must overcome crude bullies from other boys who do nothing but play violent "war games."

Although the film deals with a very heavy subject, it never steers away from the fact that Bakhtay is just a six years old girl. She is not capable of evaluate the danger around her, she cries: "I don't like war play."

"As an 18-year-old girl who lives in Iran today and who faces very specific ideological, political and social pressures, I have a lot to say … Even though my film was not made in Iran, it shows my desire to speak of collective suffering, in Iran as well as in Afghanistan."
That’s director Hana Makhmalbaf when she made her film at the age of 18.

T.H.I.S (Thus Have I Seen) Buddhist Film Festival is the very first in Singapore organised by Dhamma in Action. The tickets are selling very fast and we are able to get 20 tickets. Each ticket is $10 but SBM student members will be heavily subsidised at $2. However, I would encourage those who are working to purchase the full ticket price.

This activity is only open to SBM members.

Date: 19 Sept 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00 PM
Location: Shaw Lido Cinema

Vacancies on First come first serve Basis. Contact Zeming (94888903) or your respeactive captains to RSVP ASAP. See you!

1) Bante K. Dhammika
2) Kerwin Kwek Zeming
3) Liew Shi Xiong
4) Alvin Yeo
5) Siah Wanling


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