A Film by Gaetano Kazuo Maida, Narrated by Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley

Author of many books (including the bestsellers Being Peace, Living Buddha/Living Christ, The Miracle of Mindfulness and Peace Is Every Step), Thich Nhat Hanh has had a profound impact on contemporary thinking and, importantly, social action. His efforts to achieve an early peaceful end to the American war in Vietnam earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a forty year exile from his homeland. His ongoing work teaching reconciliation and meditation with war veterans, widows, orphans, refugees, therapists, activists, and ecumenical groups has gained him a large and respectful following around the world.

Filmed on location in Plum Village, France; Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC; and at retreats around the U.S. Plus: rare archival footage from Vietnam detailing the work of his School of Youth for Social Service in the 1960s

Appearances by Peter Matthiessen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Stephen Batchelor, Joan Halifax and other writers and activists, With DVD bonus feature: Touching Peace: An Evening With Thich Nhat Hanh

Introduced by Joanna Macy (90 minutes)

dvd available at http://festivalmedia.org

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