Well, its been a long, sometimes challenging, often wonderful year for us at Chariot. With your help, WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES was finished and launched into the world!
The response has been phenomenal. Here are some of the reactions from the teachers who participated in the film ( either in front of the camera or behind the scenes) :
" This film is a rare combination of entertaining and enlightening..." Anam Thubten"
This is an important documentary.. " Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
" The movie gets the subtle suffering of modern western culture perfectly.." Tsoknyi Rinpoche
" A riveting, poignant and beautiful window into the flowering of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. Please watch and listen--it touches the place in us that longs to realize truth and live from our awakened heart." Tara Brach
"Congratulations on a very meaningful and powerful film" Reggie Ray
"I love the film. Very easy and deep" Barbara Dilley
"A beautiful and heartfelt pledge of allegiance to the Buddha's lineage of wakefulness." Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
The film has been seen at the Rubin Museum in NYC throughout the fall and is now branching out with upcoming screenings in Boulder, Rosendale, NY, Capetown and San Rafael.
We are organizing tours in Australia and South Africa for later this year. Go to our website www.chariotvideos.com to be updated on screenings as they are scheduled so you won't miss the film when it comes to a theater near you!
In February a shortened version of the film will be aired on the Buddhist Broadcasting Channel in Holland.
Beginning in January, we will no longer be distributing DVDs in the US and Canada. We are signing distribution rights over to Alive Mind - a division of Kino Lorber and they will release the DVD with extras later in the year after a substantial theatrical and educational run.
Which brings me to our LAST CALL message. Its been a couple of months since we asked for everyone's mailing addresses and in November we shipped all the rewards. After January 1st we will no longer be able to ship Kickstarter rewards... SO, if you still want your DVD, you have this coming week to let us know your mailing address. After that.... we're very sorry, but we won't be able to accomodate any more requests.
We can't thank you all enough for your belief in the project and your support of the work.. you know we couldn't have done it without you.
With all our love and gratitude,
Victress & Amber