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“SACRED SITES” is Breaking Out

March 20, 2010 by  
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I am sitting here amazed – watching this little film have a life of its own. People are coming out of the woodwork to see it and to help get it out in the world. Wherever we present it, whether its a film festival or a public screening – people are going out of their way to get it shown.

I’ve been very surprised by this. I thought we’d have a very small quiet release and over time it would (or would not – like so many) make its way into the world. And its not just Buddhists who are interested. Many ordinary folks are interested in Tibet, the Dalai Lama, and the great masters who acheived enlightenment.

My sense is that the power of these very powerful sacred places carries through the film into the hearts and minds of its audience and changes them (as do the sites themselves). After all, to visit any one of these places in a lifetime would be the dream of many Tibetans.

And so, while I was going to release this film quietly to a small audience now we are in discussions with broadcasters, theater chains, and some showings will be alongside the Dalai Lama’s upcoming Spring and Fall tours in many U. S. cities.

Here’s where you can see it in the next few months (that I know about):

March 28-30th – The Celtic Film Festival, Isle of Skye

April 13-14 – The 2nd Annual Buddhist Film Festival, Montana

April 21 – The Office of Tibet/Kailash Centre, London

April 19-28th – Atlanta Film Festival

April 28 – The Art Theater, Champaign Illinois

May 3 – Tibet House, New York City

July 6 – Foundation for Tibet, London in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday

July 7 – San Francisco Tibetan Community in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday

June 16-17 – Films on Tibet, The Flushing Library, Flushing New York

A video trailer is here.

and it’s also available as a DVD through www.mwp.com and Amazon in the US and through Wisdom Books in the UK.

So marketing genius that I am, I got this one all wrong. Fortunately!!

Onward and upward,

Michael

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