The Unwinking Gaze


Part of our “New U.S. Indies and World Cinema” program.

Director: Joshua Dugdale
Country: U.K. (2008)
Language: English
Running Time: 69 minutes
Screening: Sunday, March 29, 2009, 11:00 a.m.

Filming over a period of three years, Joshua Dugdale gained exceptional access to the daily agonies of the Dalai Lama, showing audiences the revered Tibetan leader’s attempts to strike a balance between his Buddhist vows and the realpolitik needed to reach a peaceful resolution with China.

The Unwinking Gaze reveals the tensions inherent in the play between the world’s emerging superpower and the Dalai Lama, one of the great spiritual and political leaders of the modern world, as they struggle over an issue of global importance.

See a preview of The Unwinking Gaze.