THE VENERABLE W.

LE VENERABLE W.

By Barbet SCHRODER

LES FILMS DU LOSANGE - as SALES / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, FRANCE / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

A journey to the heart of everyday racism: how Islamophobic passions developed within Buddhism.


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2017
Out of Competition
Stockholm IFF 2017
Stockholm XXVIII Documentary Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Barbet SCHRODER
    • Producer(s)
    • Margaret MENEGOZ (LES FILMS DU LOSANGE), Lionel BAIER (BANDE A PART)
    • Synopsis
    • In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.
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