Buddhist Spirit in a Muslim body: Fathima, the oracle, a film
A Tibetan Buddhist spirit possesses a young Muslim girl in a village in Ladakh, India. She doesn’t speak any Tibetan but when she goes into trance, she speaks and reads Tibetan fluently. As a result of this extraordinary situation, the girl goes through many difficulties in her community, including failed attempt on her life.
Tibetan filmmaker Geleck Palsang was struck by this rare phenomenon and spent six years making this film.
“Initially, the spirit rejected my request to make the film on this story. But I persisted convincing her the importance of telling this story. Finally, the oracle gave the permission,” Geleck told VOA.
The film had world premiere at the Dharamsala International Film Festival held online this year due to the Covid.
The filmmaker is talking about the film to VOA here.
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