Winner of the Golden Spire Award at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival, this extraordinary documentary takes viewers into India's largest prison - known as one of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana meditation. In giving Doing Time, Doing Vipassana its top honour, the jury stated that:
"it was moved by this insightful and poignant exposition on Vipassana.
The teaching of this meditation as a transformation device has many implications for
people everywhere, providing the cultural, social and political institutions can embrace
and support its liberating possibility."
Winner of the 1998 NCCD Pass Awards of the American National Council on Crime and Delinquency. A distinguished panel of experts found Doing Time, Doing Vipassana to be worthy of recognition and deserving of special acclaim:
"..The National Council on Crime and Deliquency is honored to recognize your excellence
in communicating the complex problems of crime to the American people. We hope this award
will serve as a constant reminder
that your work can make a difference.."