At the European Spiritual Film Festival in Paris last night we won our first festival prize! Best Spiritual Documentary 2011. Here is the speech that was read by my friend Kathleen at the awards ceremony.
"I want to thank the European Spiritual Film Festival for this recognition. I’m delighted that this story of the people of Zanskar touched your hearts. They certainly touched mine.
Please consider yourselves duly appointed ambassadors of Zanskar. You can go right now to SaveZanskar.org and offer assistance to the monks to complete their school. You can visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, sign up to receive email updates on our website WarriorFilms.org… Please let your families and friends know about the film. In these days of media saturation, pummeled by stories of horror and messages of cynicism, please take heart and be of good cheer. Know that we can follow the lead of the Zanskaris and find peace in the pursuit of simple, worthy ends. Thank you."