Walk With Me

With unprecedented access inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, this film captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions to practice the art of mindfulness.
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Overview

With unprecedented access inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, this film captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions to practice the art of mindfulness.

About

Marc J. Francis is a director, producer and cinematographer whose films have won world wide critical acclaim and have been distributed across cinemas, television and streaming platforms. He was chosen by Harper’s Bazaar magazine as one of their top “Household names of the future”, and named by the Observer newspaper as one of Britain’s “Rising Stars”.
His most recent film 'Walk With Me’ about Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, was a global box office hit and featured Benedict Cumberbatch as narrator.
His current directorial work includes a documentary featuring Elizabeth Gilbert (Author: ‘Eat, Pray, Love’) and her former Syrian-American partner Rayya Elias - who passed away after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer.
Marc's early directorial work includes 'Black Gold'; described as “riveting and draw-dropping” (LA Times), it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival winning world wide critical acclaim and went on to be released in over twenty countries around the world. He followed up with ‘When China Met Africa,’ - a multi-broadcast project with the BBC, Arte France, and the Sundance Institute.
Marc also Exec Produces through his production company Speakit Films which has established relationships with leading broadcast and distribution organisations from around the world including the BBC and The Guardian.
Prior to his film career, Marc attended the University of Leeds in the UK where he studied Mandarin, and later lived in China during the economic boom of the mid-1990s. It was in China that his curiosity to tell stories began.

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Max Pugh is a Franco-British feature documentary and fiction film director who has also gained critical acclaim worldwide for his video art and installation work with the composer and filmmaker Michael Nyman. Max has also written and directed television drama and short films supported by the UK Film Council.

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Walk with Me

01: Walk with Me

With unprecedented access inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, this film captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions to practice the art of mindfulness.

93 min