Never Give Up – The heart of compassion

Country of Production: Mexico
Year of Production: 2011
Running time: 60 min.
Language of dialogue: English

Synopsis: Never Give Up explores the inspiration and activities of the His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and three women inspired by his teachings to put their compassion in action in Bodhgaya India. We have filmed the activities of the 17th Karmapa as he lead the Kagyu Monlam, the annual prayer festival in Bodhgaya India in the special year of the Anniversary Celebration of 900 years of continual rebirths of Karmapas for the benefit of beings and included poignant footage of his historic tour of America in 2008. We have woven together a poignant story of compassion in action taken for the benefit of beings and the environment of Bodhgaya, one of the poorest areas of India. Never Give Up is an essential movie for these troubled times.

Made by: Fernanda Rivero and James Gritz