The Venerable W.

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The Venerable W. (Le venerable W.)

Directed by Barbet Schroeder

  • France, Switzerland 2017; 100 min
  • Original version: Burmese
    • Honorable Mention (In Spirit for Freedom Award) - Jerusalem FF

Synopsis

In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.

Production

  • LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

    Margaret Menegoz 

  • BANDE A PART FILMS

    Lionel Baier 

International Sales

  • LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

    Alice Lesort