Genre: Documentary. Dirs: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh. Country: UK.
This documentary goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community which has given up all possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.
Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life.
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.