“This provocative film...candidly documents the mixed emotions and institutional conflicts aroused by the introduction of a Buddhist practice in a predominantly Christian prison.”
– Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times
Bestor Cram, Executive ProducerBestor Cram has over twenty-five years of experience as a director, producer and cinematographer. He founded Northern Light Productions, which has produced and directed scores of films including broadcast documentaries that concentrate on issues relating to contemporary society, science, art and history. His cinematography credits include the 1995 Documentary Academy Award winner, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision and the acclaimed feature documentaries After Innocence and Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner; the Emmy nominated Discovery Channel special Mysteries of the Sea: Freak Waves; the HBO special Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt?, the PBS/BBC series, China in the Red, and the PBS American Experience on Eleanor Roosevelt. Bestor’s Unfinished Symphony premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and his current projects include four feature documentaries slated for release in 2008: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, The Orangeburg Massacre, Killer Poet and Shoot the Messengers. He is a producer of Singing Revolution, which is currently in theatrical release.
“I had turned into a hard-core manchild
in a violent world where any sign of weakness
and you became a victim”
– Johnny Mack Young, Dhamma Brother