The Great 14th: Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama In His Own Words


Rafael 1 Thu, Oct 10, 2019 6:15 PM
Rafael 3 Sat, Oct 12, 2019 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Mind the Gap
Running Time:82 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Rosemary Rawcliffe
Producer:Rosemary Rawcliffe
Cinematographer:Peter McCandless
Editor:Elizabeth Ray
Ibon Olaskoaga
Print Source:Frame of Mind Films
Note Writer:Zoë Elton


How does one capture the essence of one of the most legendary lives of our time? A boundless and heroic life filled with extraordinary loss, resilience, and achievement—and a man whose philosophy of kindness continues to inspire millions of people around the world, regardless of faith or political persuasion? In this profound and inspiring portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, the answer is: In his own words. In a series of intimate conversations interwoven with previously unreleased archival footage, stills, and family photographs, the Dalai Lama reveals his story and his experience of the personal, political, spiritual, and historical events that shaped his life. The film offers an extraordinary, unprecedented insight into the complexities of his life—from past lives of the 5th and 13th Dalai Lamas to his current life as the spiritual and former political leader of Tibet and as a tireless Nobel Peace Laureate. This is a story—and a film—for the ages, revealing the soul of the simple monk who aspires every day to walk the enlightened path of the Bodhisattva.

EXPECTED GUESTS: Director Rosemary Rawcliffe, Subject Tendzin Choegyal, the Dalai Lama's youngest brother

Thank you to our Community Partner Buddhist Film Foundation!

Additional Information

Founder of Frame of Mind Films, Rosemary Rawcliffe is an Emmy award-winning consultant and executive producer, producer, and director with more than 30 years of international experience in television, advertising, film, video, and theatrical production. Her films include Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo – The Great Mother (2006) and Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution (2008).