Everyone has the capability to attain Enlightenment: Tashi Gyeltshen
“A man always has the capability of belonging in two different extremes at the same time; like a quest to achieve nirvana or experience enlightenment can be one and he turning himself into a rapist can be the other. It never ceases to amaze me how the very same extremes exist within the same man”, said filmmaker Tashi Gyeltshen at the ‘Meet the Press’ session at the 23rd IFFK.
Discussing about his film in the segment, the filmmaker of ‘The Red Phallus’, which is part of the International Competition, said that he believes that everyone has the capability to attain ‘Bodhicitta’ or enlightenment.
“More than any other issues, ‘Sivaranjini and Two Other Women’ concentrates mainly on finding one’s own voice”, said filmmaker Vasanth S Sai. “We don’t mind women wearing denims or them playing cricket or football compared to the 90’s, but I don’t feel like there is a any change in our society’s attitude and how they treat women. We all know a ‘Sivaranjini’”, he added.
During the session, debut Malayalam directors Zakariya and Sumesh Lal shared their experiences of making their films.
Chairman of International Competition Selection Committee, Meera Sahib was present in the session.
Day 5, Meet the Press- (from left) Vasanth S Sai, Zakariya, Meera Sahib, Balu Kiriyath, Tashi Gyeltshen, Sumesh Lal
Zakariya, director of ‘Sudani from Nigeria’
Tashi Gyeltshen, director of ‘The Red Phallus’