Watch an exclusive clip from E. Gene Smith documentary “Digital Dharma” — and enter to win a private screening

E. Gene Smith examines a text in this still from "Digital Dharma."

On December 15, 2011, noting the first anniversary of the passing of legendary Tibetologist E. Gene Smith, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation will celebrate his life and host a private screening of the documentary about Smith, Digital Dharma — an epic story of cultural rescue, and how one man’s mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.

Thanks to the people behind the film, we’re able to share exclusive video clips — and offer you the chance to have a Digital Dharma screening* of your own. Click through for details and to watch an exclusive Digital Dharma clip — “Gene Smith and his legendary collection of books” — the first of several to be hosted here on Buddhadharma News.

Here’s our first exclusive clip from Digital Dharma, “Gene Smith and his legendary collection of books”:

Want to have a private screening of Digital Dharma? Anyone who contacts Digital Dharma via the film’s website before December 13 will be entered in a drawing to receive live online access to host their own Private Preview Screening of the event on December 15. [* Note: the winner of the screening has been selected; congratulations to Michael Dorfman!]

For more on E. Gene Smith, see our previous coverage of his life, work, and passing:

More honors for late Tibetologist E. Gene Smith

Thanks to Gene Smith (Janet Gyatso remembers her colleague, from the Spring 2011 Buddhadharma)

Scholars, Tibetan Buddhist teachers, friends remember E. Gene Smith

Interview: Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Executive Director Jeff Wallman on E. Gene Smith

Video: Leonard van der Kuijp on the legacy of E. Gene Smith

Remembering Gene Smith — Message from His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Wisdom Publications’ Tim McNeill on the life and work of E. Gene Smith

Gene Smith’s Mission — a Buddhadharma profile