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AEMS Documentary Film Series at the Spurlock Museum

All AsiaLENS screenings are FREE and open to the public. They are all held at the:

Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium
600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Select screenings will be introduced by a local scholar who will also lead a post-screening discussion. This series is a collaboration between AEMS and the Spurlock Museum. Check full schedule details on this webpage.

Information on past screenings: Fall 2008,
Spring 2009

AsiaLENS Fall 2009 Calendar:

Daughters of Wisdom
November 3, 2009
7:00 pm

Daughters of Wisdom
Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 7:00 pm
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium

By Bari Pearlman, 2007, 68 minutes.

Discussion led by Arjia Rinpoche (Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Bloomington, IN).

In the documentary film Daughters of Wisdom, director Bari Pearlman offers viewers an intimate portrait of the Tibetan nuns studying and practicing at the Kala Rongo Monastery.

Located on the remote Eastern Tibetan plateau north of the Himalayas, the Kala Rongo Monastery houses nearly 300 nuns who created for themselves the unique opportunity to receive unprecedented educational and religious training in a land where the socio-economic realities of subsistence farming and nomadic herding have long dictated that educated women are wasted valuable resources.


Daughters of Wisdom official website (

Video clip of the film at (


Forthcoming in the Fall 2009 issue of AEMS News and Reviews, to be available online soon.


Last Updated October 2, 2009.

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