‘Crows Are White’ Review: A Wonky but Winning Doc About One Man’s Quest to Reconcile Love and Religion

By David Ehrlich  at IndieWire 

A first-person film that documents one filmmaker’s lifelong quest to reconcile ancient religious doctrines with the messy realities of modern life (translation: it’s about a guy from a strict Muslim family who wants to marry his secret white girlfriend), Ahsen Nadeem’s “Crows Are White” borrows its koan-like title from a story about a Buddhist monk who was taught never to question his teachers, even when they said things that were objectively wrong.

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Crows Are White

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It follows a filmmaker as he sets off find answers in a secretive Buddhist sect that has lived in an isolated monastery in Japan performing acts of extreme physical endurance in their pursuit of enlightenment.

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