Director Rosemary Rawcliffe and guest speaker Lama Palden Drolma

The Great 14th—Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama in His Own Words, is an autobiography that uses first hand conversations and previously unreleased images and footage from His Holiness’ private collection, to paint an intimate, complex, and humanized story of the vast experiences that he has encountered. Uniquely, this film is narrated by the Dalai Lama himself. The Great 14th explores an epic and heroic life of resilience, historical importance, and unbounded humanity that has touched and influenced people of all faiths and nationalities around the world for more than 60 years. This special screening is in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama’s 88th birthday.

Director: Rosemary Rawcliffe (USA 2022) 82 min.

ROSEMARY RAWCLIFFE is an Emmy® Award-winning producer and director with a lifetime of professional experience in television, advertising, film, video, and theatrical production. As a humanitarian, she has a lifelong commitment to creating films emphasizing human rights, stories told from a female perspective that witness spirit, hope, and courage. Her previous films include Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo, the Great Mother and Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution.

LAMA PALDEN DROLMA is the founder and Senior Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation, a Bay Area Tibetan Buddhist center in the Shangpa and Kagyu lineages. Her teachers include Kalu Rinpoche, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, and the Dalai Lama, and she has completed a traditional Tibetan three year, three month retreat. She is the author of Love on Every Breath—Tonglen Meditatation for Transforming Pain into Joy, and in addition to teaching, also provides spiritual counseling.

SUNDAY, JULY 9 • 4:30

$13.25 General | $9.75 Seniors & Youth | $7.75 CAFILM members