The Dhamma Brothers
January 31, 2013
Pathways to Peace Film Series
...the stories of a group of Donaldson Correctional Faciltiy prisoners who enter into a Vipassana program requiring over 100 hours of silent meditation. 6:30 at the HUC Alumni Auditorium
Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium
(Jenny Phillips, Andrew Kukura, Anne Marie Stein, 2008) 76 mins)
The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic story of human potential and transformation as it documents the stories of a group of Donaldson Correctional Faciltiy prisoners who enter into a Vipassana program requiring over 100 hours of silent meditation. The Alabama Department of Corrections allowed a film crew to document not only the Vipassana program, but many other scenes revealing the daily lives of prisoners and staff.
The stories of the men at Donaldson are those of the unseen, unheard, and underserved. This film shines a spotlight upon society's outcasts and untouchables as we witness them on their Odyssean journey into their misery to emerge with a sense of peace and purpose.
After the screening, Dr. Alison Chapman and Pradeep Jonnalagadda will speak briefly about their experiences with the prisoners and the program and answer questions from the audience.