Ethics and the World Crisis : A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama| 1hr : 10mins
Director: Link TV | Producer: Link TV
Focus Years: 2004 | Country: United States
A Link TV exclusive documentary that presents highlights of an extraordinary day-long ethics conference, featuring the Dalai Lama in conversation with some of the nation's leading activists. A co-production of Tibet House U.S. in New York and Link TV, the program brings together for the first time ever one of the world's most important spiritual leaders with renowned journalists, economists, environmentalists, and politicians to discuss the ethical dilemmas of the new millennium.
With allegations of government subterfuge, corporate malfeasance scandals and a devastating global warming crisis dominating the headlines, this unprecedented television program gives millions of Americans a rare glimpse into the enlightening ethical teachings, peaceful nature, and often surprising humor of the Dalai Lama.
The program shows highlights from four panels: Ethics and the Environment (with David Crow, Randall Hayes, Paul Hawken), Ethics and the Media (with Amy Goodman, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Susan Sarandon); Ethics and Economics (with Ben Cohen, Amy Domini, Russell Simmons); and Ethics and the Politics of Peace (with Dr. Helen Caldicott, Dennis Kucinich, and Rev. Al Sharpton). The discussions are intercut with interviews from the panelists, who provide personal insights into their impressions of the dialogue and what ethics means to them.
The program was filmed in September, 2003 at New York's Town Hall.