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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2013
Bao Nguyen (’11) producing new film for Aljazeera.com

One young Japanese struggles with his destiny as the next in line to take over his family’s 800-year old temple.

Modern-day Japan is a complex nation struggling to combine tradition with the demands of a globalised world.

With rare access to a traditional family temple in Japan, Scion Sasaki’s story captures the struggle of a nation as he questions his future dictated by more than 20 generations past.

He is destined to become the next head monk and run his family temple in Kyoto, Japan, before he turns 30 years old.

Returning home to Japan, this DJ by night and trainee monk by day knows what inevitably lies ahead of him, but how does he come to terms with it?

See the film and find out more.

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