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'Life is not a sentence,' says former catholic, communist and militant feminist Robina Courtin. A Buddhist nun for over 20 years, Robina visits Kentucky State Penitentiary in the heart of America's bible belt to lead a group of death-row inmates on the path to enlightenment. Constantly travelling, Robina faces her sacrifices as a nun - unravelling the traumatic events which lead her to Buddhism, in 1977. Invited to the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, CHASING BUDDHA is an intimate portrait of one woman's relentless search for inner peace.

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Religion and ethics, Social contemporary

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • New Zealand Film Festival
  • IF Productions Pty Ltd
  • Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films