Shugendo Now

Shugendo Now

© Enpower Pictures

Directed by Jean-Marc Abela and Mark Patrick McGuire
91 min. / Japan, Canada / Japanese with English subtitles / 2010
Documentary
Asia Premiere

There is a unique school of Japanese asceticism called Shugendo, the Way of Acquiring Power, a blend of Shinto, Daoism and Buddhism. Followers practice arduous rituals in mountain wildernesses and are deeply committed to protecting the natural environment. The film is a poetic and intimate journey into a rarely seen world between the developed and the wild, between the present and the infinite. Filmed on location in Japan's Kumano Mountains, Tokyo and Osaka.

This screening is part of the International Buddhist Film Festival Hong Kong 2012. For more information, please visit AsiaSociety.org/IBFF.

 

Presenting Sponsor

The Robert H.H. Ho Family Foundation

 

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Event Details

5 May 2012
3:00pm - 5:00pm

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

HK$ 55 Asia Society members; HK$ 65 Non-members; HK$ 30 full-time students/ Seniors (aged 60 or above)/ Individuals with disabilities