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Unorthodocs: Tashi and the Monk

Mon 09 Jan 2017
19.00 - 20.30
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students and registered unwaged. You will need to bring ID to verify your status.

Screening Room
South Wing

A man creates a children's community based on principles of love and compassion, and struggles with the dark forces unleashed in the process.

Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children.

This 2016 film won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Documentary and has been screened internationally to critical acclaim.

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with some of those who worked on the film, line-up TBC.

Running Time 52 mins, uncertified but suitable for all audiences.

"...a lovely reminder that while there is a lot of darkness in the world, there are also beautiful shining points of light."


"A sweet surprise."

The Washington Post

Somerset House presents the fourth annual series of Unorthodocs; a programme of documentaries that have won awards and been screened at international festivals but have not been selected for broadcast on British television. The series is curated by Dartmouth Films, a film producer based at Somerset House and celebrates documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative.