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"kathmandu valley" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Film is called your name and he's in Nepal in Himalayas and I we might have connected with entry there I'm here oh my god it worked finally got you took as a couple tries but we finally got through is three AM three oh eight AM in in Nepal that's right I I've actually in India at the moment your but say yes I'll be back in the call in two days hi will this is amazing now I was told that the the biggest fear here is that we wake up to drime monkeys and what would happen if we wake up the monkeys well they might take my phone there is there a misstatement there really mysterious thing turn off the hot water heater and every morning and take all the clothes I have hanging outside but they they mostly just play jokes on us wow so that's that's what really happened yeah they know they know how to turn off the hot water all right Andrew you made a film called your name and it is about young monks and I'm looking at young monks not for the kind of the romanticized version of a young mock sitting in a in repose in and and you're meditating and learning to be a you know a Buddhist monk when I grow up but they're just boys right so tell us about the film so it's a coming of age story about too as you said eleven year old Buddhist monks and that's right around the age when they start to receive some monetary donations for doing prayers and as that in dead money that they received ends up coming between the friendship of two bestfriend monks and in the film takes place during your name which is a six week annual period that Buddhist monks are supposed to remain within the monastery grounds so they can do focus study and prayer and meditation but you know for little monster said their their kids so it's kind of like being grounded they're stuck in the monastery so this the film takes place and that six week period right now the film runs how long it said Donna twenty minute film okay Sir it'll it'll show on Friday this Friday at four PM at the young Cocteau on down to the railyard for eighteen Montezuma and is part of the competition in the Santa Fe Film Festival twenty twenty correct that's correct yeah we're looking forward to you will talk about more the film throughout the week I have a number of filmmakers coming on this week and we'll talk with ninety Rivera coming up at three thirty today about about the Film Festival in general all right so to about eleven year olds exactly how do you how does an eleven year old come to a monastery or or why are they interested in becoming a Buddhist monk yeah it's interesting you know it's it's a very different resilient but it's and the common do valley often times you know it's the parents who bring their kids to add to the monastery and it can be for a number of reasons sometimes it's you know mine if it's a monetary things sometimes parents don't really have money to send their kids to school and so they bring him to a monastery where they get basically a free education Arnold and really good educational many times and you know a lot of these these kinds of people don't understand is they don't really take a lifetime you know they're not models for the rest of their life necessarily at least in nowadays you know in in the past in the olden times and actually still in the in the line regions are often times the middle child or the middle son would be brought to the monastery sometimes around as early as six years older Sharon H. and they would almost be given to the monster and there and that's just becomes their wife at that point but it's not really a decision that for children it's something that is usually made for them and then later they can change their mind as to whether they want to stay your knee film dot com why a R. 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Arnie film dot com if you want to check it out there's a really nice trailer on there and it shows the it shows the young kids get in trouble actually getting into fights and I'm kind of hassling over over money why were you able to to film these children so I worked in the monastery where we felt this for several years I was net poly language teacher online backgrounds of course filmmaking but while serving in the fall I started studying the poly because we'll need to know the language and very soon I ended up becoming one of the the first westerner teacher to teach it cabin to universities but a studies program which is housed inside the monasteries so I was teaching the poly language mostly to foreigners and and so I got to you know meet a lot of the lungs or around there and a good friend of mine who's very close with the advent of the monastery in his their videographer again nine decided so just make this film together and service just really fortunate that we were given this really privilege discrete privileges special permission to have sort of an insider look because she can't even Hollywood crews are denied access to where we were able to go is your brand you can get in anywhere our that's part that's true it was a movie a long long time ago seven years in Tibet or something like that yeah but actually I mean even some really large some really important celebrities which I won't name to which came by the monastery to try and shoots and end up stuff and as I know they they were given I mean maybe to the larger lots and lots of job loss but even now a man who has studied Buddhism and who is a Hollywood celebrity Richard Gere's has really good stuff about your fill yeah that was really fortunate and and very kind of them to take the time to watch it and and get some some real feedback so V. this this Kathmandu valley and this cat man do our monastery is it a high up and it's actually the monitor itself isn't that bad it's about the it's about like Denver okay of course it only takes a you know a couple hours north and your and way over anything in North America so yeah it gets it gets very high elevation very quickly so you filmed about a twenty minute film called your name your any film dot com if you want to look it up in his nice trailer and of the story about Andrew crack our who's our guest I thought from the Paul but actually on Skype from India but still being hassled by the by the very very large monkeys who turn off his water he didn't have the steel is close so he has to walk out naked to get coffee at the Starbucks down down down the valley I'm just so I mean what what is life like there and you well so yeah I was a monster actually normally and all I'm just visiting an indictment of this monster in India actually at the moment and so where I am at the moment is I'm kind of on lock down I can't really read the monastery but it's in that all life is it I don't know it's a bit of a hundred eighty three and verse from license to you as soon it's chaotic it's allowed it's most people think that we're sitting in these very serene quiet glands and but actually it's and everyone's back together it's very loud and crazy and they are they can somehow there's some really beautiful interesting things that come out of the are the are all are all of the adult monks first of all all men in the yeah in the so there are usually two there's what they call in the army I guess it's like and not very so there's sort of laundering and that's not too far from where we are there several of them and then they're monasteries which are just with the male months are there any westerners as in in as monks in the monastery where the film was shot there's only one full time westerners he's a Canadian okay and yeah right I mean it seems obvious but it dirt there monks wine I mean what do they hope to gain were you not interesting questions notorious of them but I I I would say is probably very different for those who were raised and the monster and those who came to it later like for example this Canadian mine but of course the goal I think for many months is to gain some are some realization bites as to you know will will be ended there obviously trying to gain something that maybe we could call enlightenment at some kind of very complicated in terms of what it is okay all right so you don't have an answer for me about the meaning of anything other than the meaning of your film well I could suppose they answers but you know I would ultimately fall short criticize later on I'm not going to press on I even making film for quite awhile how did you come by and and how did you end up in in in the Himalayas on my side again will actually be on film school university of Texas at Austin and made a lot of short films there and then I got thrown in some documentary work and and that took me around the world started me on my arms around the world touring and as a released documentary called their children's warm feature length documentary shot in northern Uganda about children being a doctor and war and Uganda my girlfriend the timer wife now she was coming to Nepal to do to do her degree search she was starting to that language to become a translator for but it's a lot less and she's a Tibetan Buddhist and so it was kind of a perfect opportunity for me to move back go back to my roots which is fiction I just needed a little space so I could really spend some time writing and of course I can no problem the first thing I did during this just ensuring around the lies and stuff like that and very soon I was back to writing going fiction and ended up as like anything I just ended up getting into the language and getting into many different so yeah somehow one year ended up turning into eight years would you leave or will you know now you're married to a Tibetan Buddhist I mean are you are you in in the Himalayas in in that region for good now no we actually recently moved back to US we just we're back here sporadically but we're trying to put some routes that somewhere in the US we haven't actually I found exactly where it is but it's looking somewhere between L. A. R. Austin's Santa Fe is pretty good you know we have a lot of film being made in Mexico yeah it's actually one of the top of my way I was just recently really good and Sam yeah my my my mother lives in Santa Fe part time so it's kind of like an emerald for me as a place absolutely love all right the other two eleven year older named what and one so they're written down what the or J. is the kind of star in the world and then possible or concert rugby so ended by Mister no one goes by their real names are given and they all had nicknames so I sung is the actual the nickname of the of the other kids and and our is the name of which your nickname start well I have an Italian name I would say it's a nickname but they just called me older brother okay Sir I mean they they'll the young monster but yeah they they just all the older brother well it it just watching the trailer Andrew in it there's a real charm about it and it is I mean if you look at the kids in there and then you know on the saffron robes and but it but at the same time they're like fighting and and giving each other no use and and and hassling over money it's it's an infant it's you know it's kind of a hundred eighty degrees from what we what we might expect thank you yeah you know it is just such an interesting place and it was really funny that by the end of shooting I kind of somehow be current became the default I don't know disciplinarian kids because one of the hardest things to do is just refer them to stay in one place and you can imagine we now hundreds of kids who all are wearing the same clothes and have the same hair cut and run have no phones no way to get them in one place and you're just constantly running after them to get them to do it in a so I have to go to the bathroom and then you'll see him another four hours yeah I mean it's just impossible so it was really funny and by the end of the shoot your what would happen is they would get out of class in order to come shoot the fell because their teachers force again with special permission but so they started getting their friends out of class and telling the teacher that their friend needed to be a scene and a scene which of course wasn't true and then soon after we had finished we had wrapped everything for weeks I would just see them sneaking out of the monastery and I catch up on the street and I'm good what do you doing and they were lying to their teacher saying the film was still being shot and so and sneaking around town so yeah every time they see me in the street and start running so I I ended up becoming a disciplinarian of them are you really sure it's the it's the it's the Monkees turning off your water heater filling your clothes what's that yeah it was the biggest problem it's very possible it's once a little shorter yeah he exactly all right once again the film is called your name why a R. N. E. which is the period when the monks are actually sequestered in the monastery arm garni film dot com it will be shown at.
"kathmandu valley" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Actually lift up gratitude and he's hitting climate and he said come on over and when you that young you just feel indestructible and i said why not so i get over the middle east at the time and i took a plane from actually with from grief two india landed at six in the morning it was a hundred degree can i indian away cultureshock because you're lincoln i was in new delhi and you as you know it's a very poor area some areas so you're watching through on the road race at usa the land yeah absolutely and and the kid with no arms in little some with no one leg in in the beggars in the street and you know the the rolling on tense along the the the water coming through the the aren't right on the side of the road it was just a totally different from what i just laugh and in you know in the united states and also the people themselves though had a different fields to them i remember thinking there is something about it it was very different it felt different the air airways different the lighting was different being a painter i noticed all of the colors and and i that's when i had been asked by simon to come to nepal and that's when i decided i just keep traveling quite a bus went through their mountain pass in kathmandu valley you can't imagine with that looked like it was just sparkling guy with the emerald kind of green of the advice patty terrorist playing all the way up to the nominee if mountains going above the clouds you can see the mountain peaking above the clouds.
"kathmandu valley" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Actually who is fed up grad student and he with timing and he said come on over and when you that young you just feel indestructible and i said why not so i guess over the middle east at the time and i took a plane from actually with from grief two india landed at six in the morning it was a hundred degree the rebels through indian away it was cultureshock because you're lincoln i was in new delhi in you as you know a very poor area some area so you're walking through on that at all raise at usa long graze every absolutely and and the kid with no arms in little someone with no later than in the beggars in the street in and and you know the the rolling defense along the the the water coming through the there aren't right on the side of the road it was just a totally different from what i just laugh and thing you know in the united states and also the people themselves though had a different you'll to them i remember thinking something about it it was scary theocratic it felt different the airways difference the lighting with different being a painter i noticed all of the caller and and that's when i had been asked by simon to come to nepal next when i decided i just keep traveling hot a bus went through their mountain paths going in kathmandu valley and you can imagine with that looked like it was just sparkling kawhi with this the emerald queen of green of the advice patty terrorists playing all the way up to the nominee if mountains going above the clouds you could see the mountains peaking above the clouds.