Wonil

Daejin Sunim’s funeral bell, Musangsa

 

Wonil Sunim has been involved with American Zen since the late ’80s. A resident of the Providence Zen Center for several years, he was also with Dharma Zen Center in Los Angeles and Taegosa in the Mojave Desert before moving to Korea to become a Zen monk. He recently completed training at Baekdamsa and is now a Bikkhu in the Chogye order.

He’s the author of The Zen Revolution and Field of Weeds, along with numerous other projects, including the Remi award-winning doc short Loss of Trust.

Nino

As an independent author and producer, Ninoslav Randjelovic has produced thirty-five documentary films and numerous television reports about the humanitarian crises and safety and human rights violations in war-torn regions of the world. He has also produced ten documentary films on ancient religious traditions and customs still practiced in some of the most remote world’s regions – in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Siberia, Brazil, Peru, Cuba, and Mexico.

In addition to broadcasting on international television networks, his films have been shown at international film festivals {where several have received awards – London, 1999; Budapest, 2000; Paris, 2001; Athens, Stockholm, Amsterdam 2002; Moscow and Irkutsk, 2004; Rome and Paris, 2005} as well as at major academic institutions in Europe and the United States {including the Sorbonne University, Moscow University, London School of Economics, University of Heidelberg, University of Athens, University of Stockholm, Columbia University (Harriman Institute), MIT University, Rockford University, University of Michigan, and Boston University} and at the relevant political institutions in Europe and the United States {OESCE, UNESCO, United Nations, U.S. Capitol Hill, and the National Press Club, European Parliament, and Russian Parliament}.

Since 2012 he has been working as a Visiting Professor of Media and Communication at the universities in South Korea.

 

FILMS on Kosovo humanitarian crisis

 

  1. Document of Suffering (with subtitles in six languages)

The film is an exclusive video document about some crucial aspects of the current Kosovo crisis. It covers events from the onset of violence in Kosovo (preceding the NATO intervention in 1999), until the most recent terrorist attacks committed in 2007.

Document of Suffering

https://youtu.be/fnQ6spf9K5o

 

  1. Notes About the Rock (with subtitles in six languages)

Exclusive documentary survey of destroyed and vandalized churches and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohia. Much of this evidence is the only video document that is available.

Notes About the Rock

https://youtu.be/oHyNYnj2Jo0

 

  1. The Glory of Visoki Decani (with subtitles in six languages)

The monastic community of the ancient Serbian monastery Visoki Decani is one of the last spiritual centers of Orthodox faith in Kosovo. Produced in 2003, this movie is a testimony that behind the barbed wires, protected by the KFOR troops and rarely visited by the civilian population, this monastic community, nevertheless, lives a rich and peaceful life. It is also spreading “good news”, the news ever so important for our troubled time, – that the true spiritual life and the ultimate diplomacy is, in fact, “diplomacy of the heart”. It is given in our ability to forgive, to show compassion, and to love one another.

 

The Glory of Visoki Decani

https://youtu.be/cAVUY2k7wdM

 

FILMS on Buddhism

 

River Pagodas

A 26-minute documentary about some aspects of Vietnamese Buddhism showing rare footage of some of the ancient Buddhist temples in the southern and northern regions of Vietnam.

https://youtu.be/kvhmKCWSw9Y

 

Musangsa

A 30-minute documentary about Zen Buddhist monastery Musangsa featuring exclusive video footage recorded during a 5-year period (2015-2020), rare archival photos, and interviews with Zen Master Dae Bong, monastics, lay practitioners, and visitors.

https://youtu.be/mUuruAjHPD0

 

Where the Land Ends

A 20-minute documentary about the Buddhist temple Kwangbosa in the southern region of South Korea, a blend of narrative, aesthetic and Buddhist teachings.

https://youtu.be/jfjBcbJHLfg

 

East Coast Zen (Kwan Um)

 

A 20-minute documentary that offers a glimpse into the inner world of the Kwan Um School Zen centers on the East Coast of the USA

https://youtu.be/Hvhvm7E0y4s