“The Dalai Lama – Scientist” World Premiere

Venice, Italy
31 August, 2019

The World Premiere of the“The Dalai Lama – Scientist” occurred in Venice on August 31, 2019, in Venice, Lido, during the 76th Venice International Film Festival as a VPB Market Screening within the Venice Production Bridge. 

The new feature-length documentary film shows the 14th Dalai Lama’s unknown journey into the world of science and technology, through extensive, rare and never before seen footage. Involving different fields, from cosmology to cognitive science and neuroscience, the film traces the Dalai Lama’s commitment towards scientific research and publication, often touching the lives  of leading scientists, in fundamental and surprising ways.

The film was produced by an international team, and it was directed and written by award- winning female filmmaker, Dawn Gifford Engle. Female editor Zabe Holloway headed up the production crew.

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”.


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From the left: film’s writer and director Dawn Engle, the Dalai Lama’s representative Tashi Phuntsok and a guest; |
From the left: the executive producer Ivan Suvanjieff, Tashi Phuntsok, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams and Dawn Engle; |
The film’s crew at the party celebrating “The Dalai Lama – Scientist” World Premiere

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