Heart of Tibet offers a rounded and illuminating portrait of the exiled 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Jimmy Carter has called him "a new kind of leader," one whose spirituality informs every aspect of his life and commitment. This documentary was filmed in 1989 during preparation and performance of a Tibetan Buddhist initiation ritual in Los Angeles. "Everyone has the responsibility to shape the future of humanity, so let us try to contribute as much as we can," the Dalai Lama notes during an interview.

It is interesting to see the variety of responses to this Nobel Peace Prize winner as he talks about human rights, nonattachment, compassion, and peace. In a time when there is a crying need for moral leaders who will call out the best in us, Heart of Tibet is essential viewing for global citizens of the world.