The Buddha

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Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin tells the historical tale of Gautama Buddha from his initial enlightenment under a fig tree through his death around the age of 80. In telling this story, Grubin combines a number of elements including original animations, testimony by contemporary Buddhists such as the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, glimpses of sculptures and paintings that help tell Gautama's story, and much more.

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Premise: Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin tells the historical tale of Gautama Buddha from his initial enlightenment under a fig tree through his death around the age of 80. In telling this story, Grubin combines a number of elements including original animations, testimony by contemporary Buddhists such as the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, glimpses of sculptures and paintings that help tell Gautama's story, and much more.

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