The Venerable W. Film Screening

April 27th

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    Room: Community Room

    The evening before the conference Voices of Courage: Facing Extremism in Myanmar and Wherever It Arises, please join us for a special screening of the acclaimed documentary The Venerable W., which provides much insight into the ongoing crisis of the Rohingya people. The film intimately and graphically illuminates the views and influence of Venerable Ashin Wirathu, the firebrand monk inciting unspeakable violence.

    This film is the third in a “trilogy of evil” series from director Barbet Schroeder. New York Times critic Glenn Kenny writes, “The monk is perhaps the least showy of the subjects of Schroeder’s trilogy. He speaks quietly, although his mouth often twists into an expression of petulant smugness. But in a sense, this is the most terrifying of Schroder’s portraits.”

    Following the screening, there will be a reception with light appetizers and drinks and a Q+A with Sunday’s panelists.

    This event is presented by the Boulder Shambhala Center and sponsored by Boulder Weekly and Naropa University.

    Click here to watch the trailer.

    No charge. Drop-ins welcome.

    Learn more about the Voices of Courage conference and buy tickets here.