Partner Event

MONK WITH A CAMERA

Thursday, June 25th, 7 pm
Vancity Theatre

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser in Partnership with VIFF Vancity Theatre

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Much help is still needed to rebuild in the aftermath of Nepal’s devastating earthquakes – and you can make a difference! Please join Reel Causes and VIFF Vancity Theatre on June 25th to raise funds for earthquake survivors.

We’ll be screening the award-winning Monk with a Camera and all proceeds from this screening will be donated to support Nepal Earthquake relief funds.

Tickets are $11 – no membership required – and you can buy in advance here or at the door. (As this is a fundraiser, sorry – no ticket discounts, vouchers or comps will be accepted.)

MONK WITH A CAMERA
(USA, 2014, 90 mins, DCP)

Directors: Guido Santi, Tina Macara
Cast: Nicholas Vreeland, The Dalai Lama, Khyongla Rinpoche, John Avedon
Classification: PG

About the film:
The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky Vreeland became interested in Buddhism after travelling in India, Nepal and Tibet. In 1984 he left his privileged life behind, cutting his ties with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next 14 years studying to become a monk. Then in one of life’s beautiful twists, Nicky went back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.

“An absolute must see film…and an important lesson in the way in which each of us should strive to the be the best person we can be.” Toronto Film Scene

“Enthralling and uplifting documentary about a man of the world turned monk, but one who effects real, inspiring change.” Film Journal International