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Thu 30 Sep | 7pm

Sun 3 Oct | 11am

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The Netherlands | 2018 | 60 min | PG

English with English subtitles

Directed by Wouter Verhoeven

What can we do, now that time is running out?

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has a revolutionary proposal for facing the climate crisis. “The way out is in,” he states. “The way out of climate change is inside each of us.” His invitation is to stop: to stop running and to take a good look at what is really going on. To see what views drive our behaviour, how our thought patterns and our emotions work, and why we got into trouble with the climate in the first place. In silence, we will better understand ourselves and the Earth.

THE WAY OUT follows two young people, a Brazilian banker and a British activist, during a stressful period in their lives. Will they be able to save the Earth — beginning with(in) themselves?

Thu 30 Sep | 7pm

Sun 3 Oct | 11am

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Post-Screening Dialogue

The Way Out director Wouter Verhoeven - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

with director Wouter Verhoeven


Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis
Author: David Loy
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The Way Out director Wouter Verhoeven - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

In 2011, after a painful relational break up, I read a book written by Thich Nhat Hanh. From the first pages on I was struck by the depth and the simplicity of the teachings on mindfulness. I could only think: the whole world should know about this. And as a filmmaker, I might be able to help spread the teachings.


I love the Plum Village community, all it stands for and all it does. Thich Nhat Hanh is the most humane human being I have met in my life. And as we need examples, inspiration and lived wisdom in our challenging times, I feel a deep aspiration to translate his teachings into film and share them with more people.


Wouter Verhoeven
Evermind Media


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