Official Dalai Lama documentary receives a UK release date!

Compassionate Films is excited to share the release date for their much anticipated new documentary Never Forget Tibet – The Dalai Lama’s Untold Story which will be coming to cinemas across the UK from April 19th. Tickets can be pre-ordered at from 16th March.

New York Times best selling author and long time friend of His Holiness Dalai Lama, Dr Deepak Chopra, has recorded a special meditation for world peace to celebrate the theatrical release of this historic documentary, which will be shown in cinemas before the film.

Never Forget Tibet explores, with His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, the details of his incredible escape into exile for the first time on film in his own words with the Indian political officer who led him to safety.

Featuring the Tibetan community in exile and those with historic ties to Tibet, the film explores the Dalai Lama’s compassion for a world seemingly in crisis today and seeks to find what can be learnt from his inspirational life story, Tibetan culture and its ancient spirituality.

Inspired by the book ‘An Officer and His Holiness’ by Rani Singh, the film is narrated by British acting legend Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) and features music from Grammy-nominated artist Anoushka Shankar. The film is produced by Compassionate Films and the Executive Producers are Templeheart Films, Lyndon Baldock, Gavin Patterson and Rani Singh.

Director Jean-Paul Mertinez said “We are thrilled the story of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet into India is coming to audiences on the big screen. Whilst making the film, I was profoundly moved by his compassion in the face of adversity, which will hopefully inspire many others. The film documents a key moment in world history that is still so relevant to the modern world.