Eighty-year-old Berkeley-based Kazuaki Tanahashi is a Japanese Zen teacher, translator, artist and activist, known as much for his extraordinary calligraphy works as for his masterful translations of the 13th century Zen innovator, Dogen. His activism for peace and demilitarization and a plutonium-free environment regularly takes him around the world. This film travels with him to Europe and Japan, and into his home and family life, for insight and understanding.
Babeth VanLoo is a highly-accomplished film and television director, producer, and media artist based in Amsterdam. Her 50+ projects, which mainly focus on art, social engagement, and spirituality, have been broadcast on television stations worldwide. Since 2000, she has served as the Programming Director of the Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation (BOS), the first Buddhist TV station in the Western world that is part of the Public Broadcasting System for producing and broadcasting documentaries.