Join Me in Shambala

© Bernstein
30 minutes / Colour / 2001
Directed by
Anya Bernstein


Country of production United Kingdom

Series Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

Once brutally persecuted under the Soviet regime, Buddhism is re-emerging in Siberia. But with a past where Lamas were killed in prisons and temples burnt to the ground, there are few masters left to pass on the tradition. Whether or not the faith survives depends on an incarnate Tibetan Lama, scholar and meditational master who travels to remote villages to reawaken Buddhism.

Language and subtitles Original Version with English Subtitles

Region Central Asia and Far East

Country Russian Federation

Keywords Religion / Belief / Faith Post-communism