Throughout history, man has searched for something greater than
himself. This universal quest runs through all cultures, and the religions
of the world promote peace and harmony. Yet sometimes things go terribly wrong. In India in 1984, filmmaker Paula Fouce was trapped
in the religious violence following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her own Sikh bodyguards. Revenge was taken by Hindus against Sikhs leading to days of carnage.
Paula was immersed in a peaceful land where normally eight faiths coexist. Yet at times, misunderstandings explode. Her own life
threatened in the violence, she could not understand the horrendous conflict that is spread in the name of God. And today it is threatening
our entire world.
Paula returned to India on a quest to understand the hatred that can
arise in the name of religion. Is there anyway we can break this tragic cycle of intolerance? It has escalated to nuclear confrontation. Meeting
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, she discovers he has taken a pilgrimage
to learn about the eight religions coexisting there. Following His
Holiness’ example, Paula too, takes a pilgrimage.
His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness
Ugyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, Dr. Karan Singh, and leaders
of eight religions explain the reasons for religious intolerance. In
today's world, there are 50 conflicts at any time being fought in the
name of religion.
A team of award winning filmmakers came together to create this
beautiful journey to tolerance, beyond conflict – which so ravages our world today. Aren't we all just worshipping the divine?
Stupas in Bodhgaya