Monk With A Camera

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Monk With A Camera
USA, 2013, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: India
North American Premiere
Topics: Documentary, Religion
Program: True Stories
Language: English

Perhaps no one on the planet possesses a more beguiling or disarming laugh than the Dalai Lama. To be in his presence and hear his laugh directed at you must be truly overwhelming. Such is the case for Nicholas “Nicky” Vreeland, sitting in a non-descript hotel room in Long Beach across from His Holiness (and Richard Gere), as the Dalai Lama laughs and makes a request of Nicky that will change the course of his life.

If you recognize the name “Vreeland,” then you would be correct: he is the grandson of fashion icon Diana Vreeland (subject of the PSIFF 2012 hit "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel"). So, why is Nicky, once on the path of becoming a high-powered photographer, now in this position?

This enthralling documentary by Tina Mascara and Guido Santi ("Chris and Don: A Love Story"), grants us intimate access to Nicky and his extraordinary spiritual journey. We see behind the curtain of Tibetan Buddhism and inside the heart and mind of a man whose every step takes him further away from one seemingly pre-ordained life and toward another.

Filmmaker(s) attending: Director(s)

DIRECTOR: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi
Producer: Vishwanath Alluri, Tina Mascara, Guido Santi
Editor: Guido Santi, Tina Mascara
Cinematographer: Ugo Lo Pinto, Ralph Q. Smith
Music: Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi
Principal Cast: Nicholas Vreeland, Khyongla Rinpoche
Filmography: Mascara & Santi: Chris & Don. A Love Story (Doc, 2007)

Tina Mascara:
Asphalt Stars (2002)
Jacklight (1999)

Guido Santi:
Mandala: The Journey of a Dancer (2001)
Print Source: Asphalt Films

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