20 / 10 / 2022 – 20:45 h.
A simple man, Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, is recognized as one of the great living masters of the ancient Bön tradition; he is the head teacher, or Lopon.
At Tristen Norbutse Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, families leave their children to begin their education in what’s considered the fifth and earliest school of Tibetan Buddhism. Through the ensemble account of several Bön practitioners from diverse countries and cultures, Lopon delves into the reasons for the personal search for spirituality, and the ways in which this practice is integrated into Western culture.
Filmed on location in Nepal, Poland, Mexico, France, and Finland.
Everardo González Reyes (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 1971) is a Mexican documentary film director, producer, and photographer. He holds a degree in Social Communication from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, and a degree in Cinematography from the Center for Cinematographic Training (CCC). He is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.
La canción del pulque (2003) was his first feature-length documentary. He received the Ariel Award for Best Documentary Feature and the nomination for Best Feature Film from the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMACC). Los ladrones viejos: las leyendas del artegio (2007) was his second documentary – also distinguished at the Ariel Awards and the Guadalajara Festival (Mexico) – about the most famous thieves in Mexico, who at the time of filming were serving sentences in the prison. His third documentary was El cielo abierto (2010), about Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, the voice of the voiceless in El Salvador, followed by the documentary, Cuates de Australia (2011), Yermo (2020) and Lopon (2020).