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Spirituality in Documentary Filmmaking with Mickey Lemle
Episode 13326th June 2020 • The Documentary Life • The Documentary Life
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Mickey Lemle has made documentary films about some of the most brilliant individuals in the modern world.

From His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Ram Dass to Sir Laurens van der Post, Lemle has been rubbing shoulders with great minds who all have very spiritual & compassionate ways of living. Lemle has had the splendid fortune to be able to tell their stories.

Topics Discussed

  • how Lemle’s time in Nepal in the Peace Corps informed him about Tibet and in turn led to his making his first documentary film
  • how/why he treats doc filmmaking as personal exploration
  • how to make one’s spiritual documentary accessible to a wider audience
  • the power of a meditation practice to doc filmmakers
  • tips for interviewing the most incredible minds of the world


Additional Resources

Teaser for The Last Dalai Lama?


Teaser for Compassion in Exile



To check out Mickey Lemle's full roster of DOCUMENTARY FILMS.


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