"Main contemporary world religions don’t allow women to hold high-ranking positions in the monastery hierarchy. My interest in women who break with such convention has brought me to Sri Lanka. It is here where a quiet revolution of the Buddhist order begins." Małgorzata Dobrowolska
Women in Theravada countries have a chance to become bhikkhunis (fully ordained Buddhist nuns) since recent years. They regained this right after 1000 years long break.
The main characters of the film are: Ven. Bhikkhunī Kusuma (Sri Lanka), Ven. Bhikkhunī Dhammananda (Thailand) and Ven. Bhikkhunī Gautami Samayiki (Bangladesh). They are the first bhikkhunis in their own countries.
There are two versions of the film: a feature-length (1 hour) and a short one (24 minutes). This is a short.
If you are a Bhikkhunī or Bhikkhu and you would like to watch the documentary, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will offer you a password to watch the film for free.