Join us December 6 for the WORLD PREMIERE screening of Beth Wishart MacKenzie’s latest Made-in-Edmonton doc, Brothers in the Buddha.
This screening is presented with the generous support of
‘Brothers in the Buddha’ features Michael, a seventeen year old Vietnamese-Canadian youth who has taken up a unique discipline: at the tender age of ten, Michael was ordained as a novice monk…at a Buddhist monastery in the heart of Edmonton. This inspiring documentary examines the personal life and challenge taken up by Michael – both at the monastery and in his community – as we observe how he, like other adolescents his age, seeks to define his identity in the modern world.
We come to know Michael not as a novelty, but as a neighbour. In the process, we gain a sympathetic understanding of the religious tradition he is exploring, and the community he stands within.With its focus on one young Canadian, the only child of an immigrant family, ‘Brothers in the Buddha’ speaks in personal terms of the larger process of multicultural accommodation and coexistence that continues to shape Canada today.
DATE: Saturday, December 6th
TIME: Doors 3:30pm / Screening 4:15pm / Q&A and Reception 5:30pm
LOCATION: Metro Cinema at the Garneau (8712 109 St)
ADMISSION: $10 Adults / $8 Students & Seniors
Tickets available at the door or in advance through