The Great 14th: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama in His Own Words
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SynopsisHow does one capture the essence of one of the most legendary lives of our time? A boundless and heroic life filled with extraordinary loss, resilience, and achievement—and a man whose philosophy of kindness continues to inspire millions of people around the world, regardless of faith or political persuasion? In this profound and inspiring portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, the answer is: In his own words. Through intimate conversations and previously unreleased archival footage and images, the Dalai Lama reveals his story and his experience of the personal, political, spiritual, and historical events that shaped his life. The Great 14th offers an extraordinary, unprecedented insight into the complexities of his life—from past lives of the 5th and 13th Dalai Lamas to his current life as the spiritual and former political leader of Tibet and as a tireless Nobel Peace Laureate. This is a story—and a film—for the ages, revealing the soul of the simple monk who aspires every day to walk the enlightened path of the Bodhisattva.
Director/Writer/Producer: Rosemary Rawcliffe
Line Producer: Holly Hine
Cinematographer: Peter McCandless
Editor/Colorist: Ibon Olaskoaga
Editors: Elizabeth Ray, Holly Hine, Rosemary Rawcliffe
Composer: Tom Disher
82 minutes | DVD and Blu-ray release: 2023
10 subtitle languages on DVD and Blu-ray: English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tibetan, Russian
22 subtitle languages available for streaming: English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Thai, Tibetan, and Vietnamese.
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Director BiographyRosemary Rawcliffe is an EMMY® award-winning consultant and executive producer, producer, and director with lifelong international experience in television, advertising, film, video, and theatrical production. As a humanitarian, she has a lifelong commitment to creating films that emphasize human rights and tell stories from the female perspective. When Rosemary moved to the United States from her native England, she founded Frame of Mind Films to continue her work in America and her passion for producing stories that bear witness to spirit, hope, and courage. Rosemary's previous films include the Emmy-winning Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution (2008) and Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo - The Great Mother (2006).
Reactions to The Great 14th
The Great 14th is unlike any other film about his life. Narrating his own story, he opens a window for us to peer into his deepest thoughts and feelings about the challenges and accomplishments he experienced personally and as the secular and religious leader of Tibet. - Jacqueline Gens
More than an adoration
What I loved about this film, which my partner and I watched twice during the free period, was that the Dalai Lama's thoughts on so many subjects are now on record, along with the beautiful, clear way he understands and sees the world. Even if he were an ordinary person, which he clearly is not, the qualities shown here are so educational and encouraging, that that alone, not curiosity or devotion, make this film so valuable to see. - Lauri Denyer
This is the best doco I've watched about HH life. Incredibly well put together. And hearing only HH's words throughout the doco is very moving. Thank you a million times over for the people who have brought this incredible doco to life. - S. McGrane
Never have I seen such a clear depiction of what truly resides in the Dalai Lamas's history, mind, and heart up to our current times. This film captures the humor, honesty, determination and spirit of this beloved humble icon.- Karena Leeds
Wow, Amazingly well put together!!
Loved every moment of this documentary, What a legend!! Probably the best movie I've ever seen that showcases His Holiness The Dalai Lama's life. - Ziggy Heuer