The Venerable W. The Venerable W.

dir. Barbet Schroeder 2017 France, Switzerland 100 min.
2017 – Cannes FF, 2017 – New York IFF, 2017 – IDFA Amsterdam
In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction.

In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.

Other films from this section The Master's Eye

Other movies with this tag religions