Tibet: The Trail of Light
We are thrilled to kick off The Meditative Life with a rare showing of the latest documentary from Hamid Sardar, the filmmaker who brought us the breathtaking Taiga a couple of years ago. Just as exquisitely beautiful but very different, Tibet: The Trail of Light follows the wanderings of Ani Rigsang, a Tibetan nun Sardar first met 15 years ago when she began her travels with the ultimate goal of attaining the immortal “Rainbow Body.” Sardar’s extraordinary eye for image and place is on full display in this rich and mysterious film, taking us through some of the world’s most remote and difficult settings, traversing a landscape that is simultaneously real and mythic, secular and sacred. One of the most thrilling documentary filmmakers and photographers working today, Hamid Sardar is himself such a traveler that he rarely steps down in America to promote his films—so don’t miss this rare and special opportunity to see this magical film on the big screen and hear Sardar’s insights.
Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)
Q&A Skype interview with filmmaker Hamid Sardar and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman
Tuesday, Feb. 5 2019, 7:15
SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.
Hamid Sardar is a documentary filmmaker and photographer with a PhD from Harvard University in Inner Asian languages and cultures. He hails originally from Iran, where he grew up on the shores of the Caspian Sea. He began his career in filmmaking as a graduate student while exploring the Himalayas as an associate of the Harvard Film Study Center and as a National Geographic Society explorer. Inspired by the pioneers of exploration photography, Sardar focuses his cameras on telling the story of endangered cultures who maintain a spiritual dialogue with the natural world. Sardar has directed and produced several prizewinning feature documentaries, notably Taiga, Tracking the White Reindeer, The Reindeer Herders, and Balapan, Wings over the Altai. His editorial work has been featured in publications including National Geographic, Geo, Le Figaro Magazine, and Paris Match.