Come to the first-ever theatre presentation of The Buddhist Monk and experience this unique film on the big screen.
During the time of pre-independent India, Sukh Nain Singh, a clerk in Calcutta, went to the Potala Palace in Tibet disguised as a Buddhist monk, to steal the Buddhist scriptures on behalf of the British rulers before they departed the country.
In 1968, in a one-room library of the Centre of Buddhist Studies at Delhi University, a young Rattan Mann discovered a forgotten piece of Indian history and in 1978 wrote the story of TheBuddhist Monk, a tragic story of one man’s betrayal of himself, his family and his country.
Unable to receive any help from the Bollywood film industry, Rattan, at the age of 70, along with his family produced the film in 2014, almost 40 years after he wrote it.
A few film festival awards later, we are proud to invite you to this World Premier Presentation held in Canada’s capital city at one of Ottawa oldest classic theatres, the ByTowne Cinema!