Awakening Fire| 22mins
Director: Barry Berona & Greg Daniels | Producer: Pia Clemente
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United States
How do we create hope? "The Awakening Fire: A Buddhist Prayer for Peace" offers a fascinating glimpse into Shinnyo-en and the ways into which this sect of Buddhism exists to answer this difficult question. Documenting the â€œShinnyo-en Prayer Ceremony for World Peaceâ€ in the spring of 2007, this 22-minute film sheds light on Shinnyo-enâ€™s evolution along with its humanitarian emphasis and efforts around the world. Combining footage of captivating rituals with insightful interviews, the documentary distills key aspects of this uniquely positive approach to living.