Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
A documentary video about the application of Vipassana in Indian prisons.(1 DVD)
Winner of the Golden Spire award at the 1998 San Francisco International Film festival and winner of a 1998 NCCD PASS Award of the American National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
This extraordinary documentary takes viewers into India´s largest prison - known as one of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana meditation.
This is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi. It tells how she strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison, once a hellhole of crime, and turn it into an oasis of peace. It is a story of an ancient meditation technique, Vipassana, which helps people to take control of their lives and channel them towards their own good and the good of others. But most of all it is the story of the prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly the beginning of a new life. (1 Videotape)
Produced & Directed by Ayelet Menahemi & Eilona Ariel, Karuna Films, Ltd., 1997, 52 min.
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Produced by Karuna Films, Ltd.