Where does creativity come from? According to Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han it arises from emptiness, that silent space that houses the intelligence prior to thought. Armed with rice paper, ink, brush and a collection of Zen koans and teachings, Alok opens the door to a world of magical brush strokes and enchanted students. On the verge of his 75th birthday and with a new love in his life, Alok employs his teachings to confront his own personal history.  In Person: Alok Hsu Kwang-han with Directors Shaeri Richards and Jerry Hartleben.

Read Joanna Smith’s review of Moving from Emptiness

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Director:Shaeri Richards, Jerry Hartleben
Country:USA
Length:69 minutes
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