Digital Dharma Trailer from Lunchbox Communications on Vimeo.
In 2007 E. Gene Smith met with filmmaker Dafna Yachin to discuss creating a short film to share TBRC’s work. Yachin and her team were so inspired by Gene’s story they persuaded him to allow them to produce a feature length documentary about his life’s work. With thanks largely to the generosity of the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, among others, Yachin and her team at Lunchbox Communications have released the documentary, Digital Dharma, that tells a story of Gene’s mission to rescue, preserve, and share the Tibetan literary tradition, helping to sustain the living traditions held within the literature for future generations.
Digital Dharma has screened at many locations, including the Rubin Museum of Art (premiere), the Sedona International Film Festival, the Ojai Film Festival, Docuweeks, the Cambridge Film Festival (UK), and the International Buddhist Film Festival in San Francisco.
The film has received fantastic support and press. With a still growing fan base, Digital Dharma proves to be a powerful tool to express Gene’s story and the mission of TBRC. We encourage you to watch this film about an amazing human being and his life’s work – and we’d love to hear from you once you’ve seen it. TBRC will continue to reach out and build relationships with all those impacted by Gene’s life and vision. Please contact us by clicking here.