One of our dear friends, the writer, journalist and film maker Dorji Wangchuck, presented his view on happiness at the King congress in the Netherlands, January 2013. In his speech Dorji refers to contentment, leadership, sharing and a vivid community.
Enjoy 14 minutes of Dorji’s presentation.
We also add an interview with His Eminence Dzongsar Jamyang Kyentse on Buddhism, the education system and GNH values: GNH and Buddhism
’86 centimetres…’ is set in Bhutan, an idyllic kingdom nestled in the Himalayas. With seventy percent of the country under forest cover, Bhutan’s pristine ecology is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna. However, this hotspot of environmental conservation is facing the indisputable effects of global warming. Rapid melting of ice is weakening the walls of Bhutan’s Himalayan glacial lakes, which could cause massive glacial floods. The only way to prevent this tragedy is to build a drainage system and lower the water level of the lake by six meters. The film documents the first-year efforts of an intrepid team of men who battle hail storms, ice cold winds, and freezing sub-zero temperatures as they set out to drain the lake manually.
’86 centimetres…’ will also be screened at the first Bhutan Film Festival in Budapest, Hungary, April 2013. Details will follow.