Doing Time, Doing Vipassana

Directed by Eilona Ariel & Ayelet Menahemi

Vipassana is the oldest form of Buddhist meditation in existence. It is the practice of looking within oneself to become a better person. Sound abstract? Well, put into practice by a visionary Indian inspector general of prisons it had the power to transform hardened criminals into enlightened souls.

The Tihar facility was one of the most notorious in India; overcrowded and rife with corruption. Kiran Bedi’s experiment exceeded all expectations. Through the words of the prisoners, wardens and government officials, the filmmakers do a great job putting the story in context and through compelling visuals, illustrate the spiritual transformation of prisoners.
Opens July 8 at Cinema Village


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