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The Buddha : the story of Siddhartha

Author: David GrubinAnna BowersRichard GereBlair BrownW S MerwinAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS : Distributed by PBS Distribution, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Named Person: Gautama Buddha.; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Grubin; Anna Bowers; Richard Gere; Blair Brown; W S Merwin; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Mark Epstein; Robert A F Thurman; Asia Society. Museum.; David Grubin Productions.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608831951 1608831957
OCLC Number: 594039298
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English and Chinese Mandarin (traditional and simplified); described video; closed-captioned.
Notes: Documentary.
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"Produced in conjunction with the exhibition, Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art, organized by Asia Society Museum, New York."
Credits: Cinematographer, James Callanan ; editor, Deborah Peretz ; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrators, Richard Gere, Blair Brown ; participants, W.S. Merwin, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mark Epstein, Robert Tenzin Thurman.
Target Audience: TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.; Board of Film Censors, Singapore: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Contents: Birth --
Siddhartha --
Leaving the palace --
Reincarnation --
Asceticism --
A childhood memory --
Enlightenment --
The first teaching --
The four noble truths --
The sangha --
Meditation --
Teachings --
Miracles --
Death of the Buddha. Special features: Interview with David Grubin --
Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama --
Making animation for The Buddha --
Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
Responsibility: a film by David Grubin ; a production of David Grubin Productions ; written, produced, and directed by David Grubin ; associate producer, Anna Bowers.

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Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism.

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While the meaning of the life of Buddha began and evolved over two millennia through an ancient eastern convergence and dispersal of history, art, and culture, western interest in Buddhism is primarily a twentieth century phenomena, no doubt amplified by a print and digital publishing revolution, the...
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