VIDEO: Tanka: An Animated Vision of the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Sunday, February 4, 20188:53 PM(View: 1971)
"TANKA means, literally, “a thing rolled up”. This short film, TANKA, photographed from Tibetan scroll paintings of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, is a cyclical vision of ancient gods and demons, an animated journey through the image world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead."
"Conrad Walters, co-author of "Journeys on the Silk Road", explains the symbolism behind the opening image of the world's oldest printed book -- the Diamond Sutra of 868AD. The illustration is, itself, the world's oldest-known image in a printed book."