Thursday, October 12th, La Compagnia, 9:30pm
LE VÉNÉRABLE W.
The Venerable W.
by Barbet Schroeder
France, Switzerland, 2017, 95’
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% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.