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“Oasis of Silence” – Photo-Movie

In 2000 Beat Presser travelled to Thailand to honour a pledge. Thirty years earlier monks in a Buddhist monastery had, after the young adventurer met with a heavy accident, cured him of a critical spine injury. Beat Presser had then vowed to return to Southeast Asia one day, and to create a photographic story on Buddhism. During five years, Beat Presser lived and worked in monasteries in Thailand, India, Laos, Burma,Sri Lanka and Cambodia, and documented the daily routines and spiritual practices of monks, novices and nuns.


“Kulturzeit”. Klaus Kinski und Buddhismus / Movie


Portrait über den Fotografen Beat Presser und seine Arbeit und Erlebnisse in Asien, Afrika und Südamerika. Sein Buch “Oase der Stille” über den Buddhismus in Südostasien. Den Darsteller Klaus Kinski in den Filmen “Fitzcarraldo” und “Cobra Verde” von Werner Herzog, seine Fotozeitung “The Village Cry” und andere fotografische Begegnungen.