Harmony in Ordinary Life with the Dalai Lama and Dinah Washington (video)

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 5:57 am

Harmony in Ordinary Life with the Dalai Lama and Dinah Washington (video)

We see a lot of videos featuring the voice of the Dalai Lama, but there’s something special that gets me about this short film by director mojebory. The short film draws you in with the Dalai Lama talking about a person’s right to happiness and transitions to Max Richter’s soulful mix of Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth” underscoring more than five years of footage of people in ordinary, everyday scenes in Poland and Europe.
As the filmmaker says:

“I see a harmony in ordinary activities — joy and sadness at the same time. Everything around us is magical. When I take pictures or shots I look at the world through the eyes of a child… everything seems so interesting and unusual! I’m hungry, I want to grab everything!”

He has, and beautifully so!

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