Time: 12.15 – Saturday October 3, 2015
Screening with: Tashi and the Monk & Alga del Mar – a Zen story
Bhutanese with English subtitles
The traditional ‘3 Year 3 Month Retreat’ or ‘Lo Sum Choe Sum’ is practiced by Buddhist monks, nuns and other devout practitioners. 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days is calculated as the time needed to achieve a higher state of clarity and motivation. By cutting oneself off from the world, and delving into the inner mind, the retreat is supposed to transform the practitioner. Can Lhamo, a young, wounded girl facing the harsh gaze of the world, find her own form of retreat and redemption?
Director/writer/editor: Dechen Roder – Cast: Dechen Zangmo – Camera: Jigmé T. Tenzing – Sound editor/designer: Benjamin Hörbe – Foley artist: Jörg Klinkennberg