Giant Buddhas Come to New York


Time magazine calls it “A subdued, indeed Zen-like rumination on the things that war spoils.”

We call it a worthwhile way to spend a Thursday night.

If you’re in the New York area, check out Christian Frei’s documentary The Giant Buddhas, a meditation on the senseless destruction of Afghanistan’s historic Buddha statues.

The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at 70th Street) will show the film beginning at 6:30PM this Thursday night.

Stick around after the screening to hear Zolaykha Sherzad (Associate Principal for the architectual firms of ARX New York and ARX Kabul) talk about her efforts to help Afghani women.

Tickets are only five bucks for students.

Call the Asia Society’s Box Office at 212-517-ASIA to reserve yours.

*Update: Check out the December 6 NYT piece on the Buddhas of Bamiyan Valley.

December 5, 2006
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