Digital Dharma


February, 14 2013 | 5:00 – 7:00pm19 Washington Square North, New York, United States, 10003
Digital Dharma (52 min., 2012, Directed by Dafna Yachin)

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.

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).