ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Cinematographer, writer and director Rick Ray has traveled the world to capture images of its peoples and cultures. He has produced twelve films on regions as diverse as Israel, Bali, Borneo, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria, and Iceland, with titles that include Raise the Bamboo Curtain with Martin Sheen and the highly regarded The Soul of India. Beyond trips to India to acquire footage for the film, Ray spent 2 years tracking down rare archival footage of the Dalai Lama's youth, the Chinese takeover, and the subsequent hardships. Ray feels honored to have had the opportunity to interview the Dalai Lama and bring the experiences to the screen.