Digital Dharma: A Film Screening

Screening

WHEN February 14, 2013
5pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "Digital Religion: Knowledge, Politics, and Practice" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society was in danger of disappearing. Scholar E. Gene Smith devoted the remainder of his life working with Tibetan Llamas and others in rescuing these texts culminating in a digital archive that reminds us not only that people cannot live without their histories, but that living texts also require care by a people to survive. Digital Dharma documents Smith’s 50-year quest to preserve Tibetan culture. A discussion will follow the screening.

In collaboration with the NYU Center for Religion and Media with generous support from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs

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