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Crows Are White

Ahsen Nadeem

For over a thousand years, a secretive Buddhist sect has lived in an isolated monastery in Japan performing acts of extreme physical endurance in their pursuit of enlightenment. A filmmaker, struggling to reconcile his desires with his faith, sets off to the strict monastery in search of answers. Upon his arrival, his presence is not welcomed and the only monk who will speak with him is an outcast who prefers ice cream and heavy metal to meditation. Together they forge an unlikely friendship that leads them to higher truths and occasionally, a little trouble...


Awards: Grand Prix - FIPADOC 2023, Audience Award - ZagrebDox 2023


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Ahsen Nadeem
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