The Awakening bell

Australia, 1987

TV show
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Episode of Series “Changing Australia”.
Amongst the Vietnamese community in Australia there are often unresolved tensions between those who left Vietnam before 1975 and the boat people who left after 1975. In 1987 Buddhist priest and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh, accompanied by his co-worker, Cao Ngoc Phuong, a Buddhist nun, visited Australia in an attempt to reconcile some of those differences and to teach those who suffered how to free themselves from painful memories. This moving documentary, focuses on this impressive pair and their philosophy which teaches that one must have peace within oneself in order to achieve peace in the world, so that meditation becomes a drastic peace action.

Credits

producer/director

Gillian Coote

production company

SBS-TV

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Appears in

Changing Australia

Group of items

Changing Australia

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38506

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cao Ngoc Phuong

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Illegal aliens

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nhat Hanh

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Peace

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Vietnamese - Australia

History → Illegal aliens

People → Cao Ngoc Phuong

People → Nhat Hanh

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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