LE VÉNÉRABLE W.
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Documentary | F/CH | 2016
100 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90 percent of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.