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18th Buddhist Film Festival screens in San Rafael

By G. Allen Johnson, SFGate.com, June 6, 2017

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Who knew there was a burgeoning punk rock scene in Myanmar? Or a new twist on the ancient rites of Bhutan?

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Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

AFP, 24 May 2017

Cannes, France -- Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents.

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Buddhist lessons from Star Wars

by Henna Achhpal, DNA India, 12 Dec 2016

New Delhi, India -- The world’s most loved sci-fi saga has religion at its core, borrowing themes from several Buddhist principles and concepts

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IFFI features a lesser-known chapter of Buddhist history

by Prakash Kamat, The Hindu, November 24

Sinhala film screened at IFFI explores the preserving of heritage for the future
PANAJI, India
-- The Sri Lankan film industry is small and so are the budgets due to the small viewership, said Chathra Weeraman, director of the Sinhala film Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose), on Tuesday while interacting with the media at the 47th International Film festival of India (IFFI).

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'Dr Strange' cast inspired by teaching from Buddhist monk on set

Reuters, Oct 31, 2016

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- Tutelage from a Buddhist monk helped British actor Benedict Cumberbatch with his starring role in "Doctor Strange", the latest film from Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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