Gavinton Film Club will be showing “Akong A Remarkable Life” at Gavinton Village Hall on Saturday 11th November at 2pm. This is the first ever documentary film about the inspirational life of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. In 1959, tensions between China and Tibet reached breaking point and Akong was forced to undertake a dangerous journey across the Himalayas on foot to India aged nineteen. From the party of over two hundred Tibetans that set off, only fifteen survived the gruelling ten-month ordeal. Through his powerful message of loving-kindness and compassion and his humanitarian work around the world, Akong Rinpoche has benefitted the lives of countless people. This film aims to make his inspirational life story available to future generations.