Unusual choices

7 minutes

Ani Chudrun used to present on TV. She gave up fame to be a Buddhist nun. Why?

In this gentle and honest portrait, Buddhist nun Ani Chudrun explains what led her away from a life of celebrity, drugs and materialism to one of reflection, compassion and ritual. Shot at Ani’s home in a forest in Sussex, the film shows how one person can radically transform their life in the search for meaning.

Director: Planetary Collective

Producer: Steve Kennedy

Essay/Ethics
Kids? Just say no

You don’t have to dislike children to see the harms done by having them. There is a moral case against procreation

David Benatar

Essay/Philosophy of Language
The death of languages

Endangered languages have sentimental value, it's true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?

Rebecca Roache