The new feature-length documentary film “The Dalai Lama - Scientist” will have its World Premiere on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the Cinema Astra, Venice Lido, as VPB Market Screening within the Venice Production Bridge. The screening will occur during the 76th Venice International Film Festival, under the patronage of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Science Gallery Venice.
Written and directed by award-winning female filmmaker, Dawn Gifford Engle, the film has an international production team, headed by the editor Zabe Holloway. Nobel Peace Prize winner, Betty Williams of Northern Ireland, will be in attendance to present the film in honour of her dear friend, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
With extensive, rare, and never before seen footage, this feature-length documentary tells the very human story of the Dalai Lama that no one knows. In "The Dalai Lama - Scientist", the Dalai Lama himself tells the unknown story of his lifelong journey into the world of science and technology, and how the world has changed as a result.
“There will be tremendous interest in this film from so many different sectors - from fans of the Dalai Lama to fans of science, and so many people in between,” said the film’s Executive Producer, Ivan Suvanjieff.
This is the sixth film in PeaceJam Production's award winning "Nobel Legacy Film Series", which began six years ago with the World Premiere of Desmond Tutu's life story, "Children of the Light", at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in June of 2014.