DIGITAL RELIGION: KNOWLEDGE, POLITICS AND PRACTICE SERIES
Digital Dharma (52 min., 2012, Directed by Dafna Yachin)
When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society is in danger of disappearing. Scholar E. Gene Smith devotes the remainder of his life working with Tibetan Lamas and others in rescuing these texts, culminating in a digital archive. Discussion follows screening with Executive Producer Bill Harris; Laura Harrington (Religion Department, Boston University); and Robbie Barnett (Modern Tibet Studies Program, Columbia University).
Co-sponsors: NYU Abu Dhabi, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute. With generous support from the Henry R. Luce initiative on Religion & International Affairs.