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Blowing on the Embers


How is a spiritual community affected when accusations of abuse by their teacher come to light? Blowing on the Embers tells the story of musician Frank, who struggles after being a student of buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche for 25 years. To what extent can his gratitude and anger coexist? After the accusations of Rinpoche's abusive behaviour his followers remained confused, as it tore the community in two. During the cremation of his teacher in Sikkim, India, Frank picked up the courage to say farewell. To Rinpoche, as well as old friends.

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Directors: Chris Frieswijk Writers: Producers: Daniël Nijenhuis Key cast:


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Student project: No Completion date: 2022-05-20 Shooting format: Digital Aspect ratio: 16:9 Film color: Color First-time filmmaker: No

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