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Private Screening of ‘Digital Dharma’ Friday, March 1st

E. Gene Smith

Digital Dharma (trailer) is a documentary film about how E. Gene Smith and the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center saved Tibetan Buddhist texts from disappearing.

Please join us for a private screening for the Internet Archive community:

Friday, March 1st
at Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave, San Francisco 

6:00 – Reception
7:00 – Screening
8:30 – Q&A 

Suggested donation of $5 or 5 books or 0.25 Bitcoins

One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture

When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanished during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society-–its beliefs, customs and sense of enlightenment-–was in danger of disappearing. Enter destiny in the form of American pacifist E. Gene Smith, a Mormon from Utah, the unlikely leader of an effort to rescue, preserve and share these early insights of mankind’s consciousness, from the medical to the mystical.

Crossing multiple borders – geographic, political and philosophical – Digital Dharma is an epic story of a cultural rescue and how one man’s mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.

Digital Dharma is also showing on March 2nd at 6pm at the International Buddhist Film Festival in San Rafael. Other screenings have included the Rubin Museum of Art (premiere), the Sedona International Film Festival, the Ojai Film Festival, Docuweeks, the Cambridge Film Festival (UK) and the Boulder International Film Festival.

Internet Archive is hosting this private screening to highlight the work of, which coincides with our organization’s interest in seeing whole cultures made available online. Suggested admission for the screening is either $5 or 5 books or 0.25 bitcoins, which will be donated to Internet Archive’s book scanning project.

Please RSVP so we know how many guests to expect. RSVP HERE

What: Digital Dharma, Presented by Jeff Wallman, Executive Director, and Greg Beier, Director of Sustainability, Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center

When: March 1, 2013, 6:00pm

Where: Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

Questions: rsvp @

Originally posted on The Internet Archive Blog by cameron.

Written by internetarchive

February 23, 2013 at 12:51 am

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