Re: [bookclub-568] movie about meditation

From: Erin O.
Sent on: Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:22 AM
Just to let you know - I called the theater yesterday. They are opening a new movie today which is bumping out The Dhamma Brothers.

Ann <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi all-

I mentioned this movie at the "Eat Pray Love" book club meeting, because
so many people seemed interested in meditation. It has been picked up
by Coolidge Corner, and is playing now:


Donaldson Correctional Facility, situated in the Alabama countryside
southwest of Birmingham, holds 1500 of the state's most dangerous
criminals. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire
and electrical fence, dwells a host of convicts who will never see the
light of day. But for some of these men, a spark was ignited. In January
2002, Donaldson Correctional Facility became the first maximum security
prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an
emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting
10 days.

THE DHAMMA BROTHERS tells a dramatic tale of human potential and
transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of 36
prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program. It
challenges assumptions about the nature of prisons as places of
punishment rather than rehabilitation and raises the question: is it
possible for these men, some of whom have committed horrendous crimes,
to change?

dirs. Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein and Andrew Kukura, documentary, 1h16m

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