Official Dalai Lama documentary ‘Never Forget Tibet’ Coming to UK cinemas

Buzz, Film

Compassionate Films are excited to share that their new documentary Never Forget Tibet – The Dalai Lama’s Untold Story will be coming to cinemas across the country this April 2023.

The officially-sanctioned documentary, directed by Jean-Paul Mertinez, will feature an incredible 10-minute guided meditation with His Holiness’ close friend and meditation legend Dr Deepak Chopra, which will be filmed at the UK premiere.

Inspired by the book ‘An Officer and His Holiness’ by Rani Singh, the film is narrated by British acting legend Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) and features music from Grammy-nominated artist Anoushka Shankar.

Never Forget Tibet explores, with His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, the details of his incredible escape into exile for the first time on film in his own words with the Indian political officer who led him to safety.

Featuring the Tibetan community in exile and those with historic ties to Tibet, the film explores the Dalai Lama’s compassion for a world seemingly in crisis today and seeks to find what can be learnt from his inspirational life story, Tibetan culture and its ancient spirituality.

Excited about the UK release, Director Jean-Paul Mertinez said “We are thrilled the story of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet into India is coming to audiences on the big screen. Whilst making the film, I was profoundly moved by his compassion in the face of adversity, which will hopefully inspire many others. The film documents a key moment in world history that is still so relevant to the modern world.”

Never Forget Tibet – The Dalai Lama’s Untold Story will be coming to cinemas nationwide this April 2023.