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The Buddha: The Story Of Siddhartha (2010)

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He remains one of the most legendary and influential of all religious progenitors, but what of his actual life? In this biographical documentary, Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin tells the historical tale of Gautama Buddha (563-483 BC), from his initial enlightenment under a fig tree through his death around the age of 80. In the process, Grubin makes an unusual point: that Gautama never once claimed to be God or God's emissary, but instead sought to find a way to bring peace and

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Documentary, Special Interest

David Grubin

Apr 27, 2010

PBS

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A wonderful re-telling of the classical tale of the life of Buddha, that focuses on why his life and his teachings resonate, today, to any ordinary person. The interviews taken, from Dalai Lama himself, to artists, poets and monks, are a revelation. The simplicity of Buddha's concepts is striking, and whenever the meaning tends to be elusive, there is always a smart remark that will bring us back to the actual insight. Music, animation, narration, are all combined to support the vibrant content. Aesthetically the animated part maybe not the best of choices, but it at least it works! I recommend this movie not only to first-timers, but also any practitioner who needs to be reminded of the Dharma.
May 12, 2011
anastasia57001

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Good documentary of a very great and compassionate man. Great interviews, especially those with the Dalai Lama. For some I feel it could be very eye-opening.
March 5, 2011
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