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SoulsofZen_flyerIntroduction by Prof. Levi McLaughlin, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NCSU
Q&A with filmmaker Tim Graf will follow the screening.
The documentary presents perspectives on Buddhism as practiced by clergy, lay adherents, and families in Japan by drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on the daily life of Buddhist temples, monastic education, prayer practice, mortuary rituals, and Japan’s tradition of ancestor veneration in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters.
From March to December 2011, Tim Graf and Jakob Montrasio filmed invaluable footage of the greatest religious mobilization in Japan’s postwar history. This film is the only documentary based on sustained attention to the everyday lives of Buddhist professionals in the disaster zone.
This film is part of the Spring 2013 Cine-East series. Cine-East is organized and sponsored by Duke’s Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, with support from the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The “Souls of Zen” screening is also presented with support from the Center for Documentary Studies, the Triangle Center for Japanese Studies, the UNC Department of Religious Studies, and the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
DATE: February 27, 2013
LOCATION: Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham (Map and Directions)
TIME: 7:00pm

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