Subjects: Religion and Spirituality Studies, Asian Studies
What do you know of Tibet? 'Earth Sutra' is a documentary film that will change your vision of Tibet that has been controlled for 55 years by the Chinese oppression. Dare to reflect your relationship with the Earth, as well as your relationship with other human beings through Earth Sutra, a portrait of the survival in exile of the Tibetan people and about how their ancient culture can positively influence other parts of our planet in the face of the challenges and crises that are occurring in the 21st century.
Key concepts in today's world such as natural resources, interdependence or universal justice are alarmingly manifested in the case of Tibet and transcend purely Tibetan interest to acquire global relevance.
Shot over eight years in India, Nepal, Europe and the United States, it gathers the testimony of various personalities related to Tibet and its culture such as H.H. Dalai Lama, the Sikiong Lobsang Sangay (Tibetan Prime Minister in exile), Richard Gere (actor and activist), Palden Gyatso (monk and former political prisoner), Robert Thurman (director of the House of Tibet in N.Y. and father of actress Uma Thurman), Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (Tibetan monk and teacher), Jose Elias (lawyer and professor of international law) and many more.
Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival Official Selection
"Mother Earth is the most beautiful Bodhisattva." -Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk
About the filmmaker
Photographer and film director, was born in Barcelona and reborn in Varanasi 33 years later, he was at age 5 when he designed and edited his first magazine based on clippings from sports newspapers.
His first film Earth Sutra (2016) led him to travel around India and Nepal to film the Tibetan communities. The premiere in the cinema of Madrid was attended and sponsored by Richard Gere.
He is working on 2 new documentary series 'Cool Japan' and 'The Invented City'.
He's a MileDreams director, a trans-media production company based in Barcelona which specializes in devising and creating projects focused on the global market and newest emerging platforms.