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Film Review: "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," Directed and Narrated by Anna Wilding

June 24, 2008

Launches Buddhist Film Series at the Film Center Cinemacafe in New Mexico
Carpe Diem Films
June 21, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (MARKET WIRE),  June 21 -- "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut,"
Directed and Narrated by Anna Wilding, is launching the Film Center
Cinemacafe Buddhist Film Series in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 6, 8, 10, 2008.

Spokesperson and Program Director for the Film Center Cinemacafe
stated, "We are proud to be showing this beautiful and moving film
and praise the filmmakers for their incredible work."

Director Anna Wilding said that she is "honored Buddha is screening
in Santa Fe. My film is a joyous and an apolitical film. However, I
hope that with the film screening now, people will gain a greater
insight and understanding into the lives of monks throughout Asia and
the rest of the world, many of whom are going through a difficult and
turbulent time right now."

Ms Wilding cited Sri Lanka, Tibet and Myanmar as regions where there
has been much recent civil unrest and injustice to Buddhist monks --
places where "there could be peace." Ms Wilding added that what is
also of import, but a matter that does not appear to be discussed or
bought up in negotiations, is the history of Buddhism and its various
branches and how they were formed within countries. Ms Wilding says
that perhaps it is now time for the Buddhist monastic community to
pull together and support each other as one, and also look at issues
within their own communities.

Anna Wilding spoke on an industry panel at the American Pavillion in
Cannes 2008 on the topic "Can you be green and proper in show
business." While there she also met with monks direct from Myanmar
who were holding press junkets. Ms Wilding's film features monks from
Thailand and Sri Lanka.

"Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut" was shot partly in New Zealand on a
remote monastery and produced by Carpe Diem Films LLC. Wilding worked
with Emmy Award winning composer Charles David Denler on the music.
The "inspiring and fascinating" film was selected into the Kids FIRST
Film Festival organized by the American Coalition for Quality
Children's Media. It was selected for the International Festival of
Films on Tribal Art and Cultures held in India-IFFTAC, the Screen
Actors Guild Foundation Screening Series, the Calgary Buddhist film
series and cinemas in Los Angeles and New Zealand.

"Buddha Wild" has been called "beautiful" by Moving Pictures Magazine
2008, and "a must see film" by Splash Magazine 2008. It garnered
critics pick in LA Weekly Magazine 2007, and Union Jack Newspapers
said, "Anna Wilding Captures Our attention." Moonrise Movies Magazine
in Canada said it was "delightfully sweet and accurate."

Ms Wilding combined with Rialto Cinemas Australia to give the
proceeds from the first public rough cut screenings to the Tsunami
Relief Appeal in Thailand. The film has been welcomed at temples in
the USA and elsewhere. The film is in early limited release stages.

"Unpretentious," providing an "affectionate glimpse" and a
well-judged mixture of "seriousness and humor" into the cultural and
monastic lives of missionary monks, the film explores the tenets of
Buddhism, celibacy, politics, the role of women in Asian society and
the day-to-day lives of Theravadin monks.

"Buddha Wild" has the tag line "Wild to be one with Nature." Ms.
Wilding's career spans over a decade in Hollywood, UK and Australia
as writer, actress, producer and director. In 2007 Ms Wilding was
thanked through her lawyers in New York for her humanitarian work on
all three Lord of the Rings movies by Mark Ordesky, former CEO of New Line.
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