How many people know the man, and not just the religious icon that he is? In this documentary you will meet the Dalai Lama rarely seen before. The camera goes into the areas of his life that were only accessible to his staff. You will see a person relaxing without his spectacles, sipping tea. You will see a monk reading his prayer books and going over his daily assignments. You will meet the man up close and personal. Dalai Lama the 14th: The World Champion of Peace reveals the agonising and difficult path taken by His Holiness and the essence of the Tibetan cause.
Fujiro Mitsuishi graduated from Nihon University, majoring in literature and science. While working as assistant director in films and TV dramas, he was influenced by outstanding directors such as Ryuchi Hiroki and Tasumi Kumashiro. His fourth directorial work Ogya (2002) received the NETPAC Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival and his seventh film Osaka Hamlet (2008) received special mention at the Tokyo International Film Festival. He writes scripts, novels, poems and stories for MANGA. The Dalai Lama the 14th - The World Champion of Peace is his first documentary film.