Footage Gathered at Berkeley Centers, Ratna Ling
In October, the Guna Team spent a week gathering footage of the TNMC's Berkeley, California facilities and at Ratna Ling retreat center in Sonoma County. Our cinematographer, Allen Moore, got some breathtaking shots of the places where the TNMC's work to restore Tibetan civilization takes place. We also sat down for some fascinating interviews with longtime members of the community.
Look forward to seeing this footage in our documentary film, which will be completed in 2011.
Digital Photo Archive
Guna has begun establishing a complete digital photo archive to complement the video archive we completed in June. We aim to gather a complete collection of digital photos related to the TNMC into a searchable database – and we’re well underway. We’ve already collected and cataloged thousands of photos.
See our photo gallery for a sampling of our collection.
Documentary Film Production Underway
Image: Monks gathered at World Peace Ceremony in Bodh Gaya, India
Production Underway on Documentary Film
Our film crew has recently returned from gathering footage at the World Peace Ceremony in Bodh Gaya, India, and production is now underway!
The World Peace Ceremony is an annual celebration, attended by over 10,000 Tibetans, during which thousands of sacred books are given to Tibetan monks..
The film will chronicle Tarthang Tulku's journey from exile, and the monumental accomplishments of his committed group of students in preserving and promoting the Dharma. Read more here
Audio/Video Archive Complete
Digital Video and Audio Archive Complete
In less than a year, we’ve finished our goal to digitally archive the TNMC's collection of historical video and audio recordings. We’ve created a robust, searchable database of recordings spanning the forty-year history of the TNMC. This diverse footage – brought together in a comprehensive collection for the first time – offers an unprecedented vision of this organization’s history and achievements.
In the coming months, we’ll be sifting through our collection for historical gems to include in our documentary.
Read about our adventures in archiving in our June newsletter.