Documentary, 61 min.
Year: 1998

Karmapa - a Voyage on the Roof of the World, the follow-up documentary to the film Karmapa – Two Ways of Divinity, is about the many-year-long realisation of the difficult project and how the filmmakers visited Tibet three times, meeting with the Karmapa Lama.

The documentary also tells the story of the moral dilemmas the filmmakers faced in front of a sensitive issue and the shock the Chinese Government experienced when the film revealed the skillfully intrigued aims of its politics.


- The Kettupäivät - Finnish Short and Documentary Film Festival, Finland, 1998
- Tampere Film Festival, Finnish Competition, Finland, 1999


- Honorary Mention, The Kettupäivät, Finland, 1998


Cast: Dalai Lama, Delhi Karmapa, Tsurphu Karmapa, Shamar Rinpoche, Zhu Xiaoming, Esko Salminen, Peter Coyote
Director and screenwriter: Arto Halonen
Cinematography and sound recording: Viliam Poltikovic, Miroslav Soucek, Timo Heinänen, Harri Sipilä, Jari Pollari, Jean Bitar, Arto Halonen, Juha Antti-Poika
Sound design: Martti Turunen
Off-line editing: Arto Halonen
On-line editing: Raimo Raitahila
Music: Vesä Mäkinen
Co-producer: YLE TV2 Documentaries
Producer: Arto Halonen
Production company: Art Films Production AFP Ltd

The Colourful Making of "Karmapa - Two Ways of Divinity"