San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Into The Shaolin + Q&A

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Shaolin is the birthplace of Chinese Chan and Kung Fu, where in a seemingly paradoxical way, the monks pursuing Buddhist peace and enlightenment through the practice of deadliest martial arts. The film observes life of several Shaolin monks and Serbian young female anthropologist who came to conduct fieldwork. With so much chaos in today’s world, can these insiders and outsiders find the Buddhist inner peace and the ending of suffering here?

  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Country
  • Director
    Hongyun Sun