Week 13 Film = “Dharma River: Journey into Buddhism” (Thailand, Laos, Burma) Fil

Week 13 Film = “Dharma River: Journey into Buddhism” (Thailand, Laos, Burma)
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Week 13 Film = “Dharma River: Journey into Buddhism” (Thailand, Laos, Burma)
Film Review Instructions:
I strongly suggest taking notes as you watch the film. For full credit, you must address all of the following:
Give a brief synopsis of the film’s content, noting main points.
After your brief summary, highlight any content that stood out to you as significant. Were any sections particularly complementary to class readings, lectures, etc? Did any content contradict class readings, lectures, etc?
Did any content challenge your preconceived notions of Buddhism?
Were there any particularly fascinating points in the film, and why did those points interest you?
*Each submission must be at least 300 words (approx. 1 page). Be sure always to make connections to our readings and lectures, and cite your sources, author and/or title and page number — Example: (Strong, p. 221).
**Due by Thursday (Apr. 4) no later than 11:59 pm (before midnight). Late responses will be penalized 2 points for each day late.
This week’s film is available to stream from the FSU Library website here: Dharma River http://digital.films.com.eu1.proxy.openathens.net/…
[Follow the link above, then click on [“FSU: Off-campus access limited to current FSU students & employees.”]
**You only need to watch the first hour, skip the last 30 mins of the film**
Some key terms and locations in the film:
Rāmāyaṇa – classical Hindu epic poem popular throughout South and Southeast Asia
Thailand – Bangkok, Wat Pho, Ayuthaya, Chiang Mai
Laos – Pak Ou Caves, Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Wat Xeing Thong
Burma – Rangoon, Swedagon Pagoda, Pagan, Ananda Temple
Draw connections from the video to the attached reading.
Grading Rubric:
EXCELLENTADEQUATEPOOR
Meets length requirements.
Gives a brief summary of the content.
Engages with film content (e.g. comparing to class material, readings, lectures, etc. or other approaches outlined in the instructions).
Meets length requirements.
Gives a brief summary of content.
Does not demonstrate extra level of engagement.
Does not meet length requirements.
Inadequate summary of content.
Does not engage with the film.

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