Crows Are White

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Crows Are White

In this quirky and beautiful documentary, filmmaker Ahsen Nadeem seeks spiritual guidance at a Buddhist monastery. Finding himself unwelcome in the community, he meets an outcast monk who loves heavy metal, desserts, and shares his search for enlightenment. They form an unlikely bond that provides a rare glimpse into the hidden lives of Buddhist monks who continue a practice with a history of more than a thousand years.

Crows are White is an exploration of truth, faith, and love, from the top of a mountain to the bottom of a sundae.

“this shaggy but sincere look at personal faith… …an introspective — and at times uncomfortably irreverent — journey for both him [Nadeem] and the audience” Peter Debruge, May 2022, Variety

Awards and Nominations

Winner, Bergen International Film Festival, Norway 2022 – Documentaire Extraordinaire
Winner, FIPA, Spain 2022 – Grand Prix
Winner, Savannah Film Festival, Georgia USA, 2022 – Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography
Nominee for Feature Documentary Award, Lunenburg Doc Fest, Nova Scotia, Canada 2022 – Official Selection
Nominee for Best Documentary, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA 2022 – Official Selection
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada 2022 – Official Selection
Nominee for Best Documentary, Palm Springs International Film Festival, California USA, 2022 – Official Selection
Nominee for Best Documentary Feature (Jury), Philadelphia Film Festival, Pennsylvania USA 2022 – Official Selection


Ahsen Nadeem


English, Japanese (subtitles in English)

Film Details

2022, 97 min
Japan, USA

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