From dangerous places
to the Dalai Lama, Rick
Ray has filmed it all

GREENE — The film “Getting the Shot — Without Getting Shot” will be presented by Rick Ray at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free.

From sneaking past the Khmer Rouge to outrunning Somali bandits, director/cinematographer Rick Ray shares the stories behind his most compelling footage. Ray also gives tips to aspiring videographers on how to get past angry Indian mobs and talking a way out of Ethiopian jail.

A former Lonely Planet backpacker turned cinematographer, writer and director, Ray has produced more than 12 films on regions as diverse as Israel, Bali, Borneo, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria and Iceland, with titles that include “Raise The Bamboo Curtain” with Martin Sheen and the highly-regarded “The Soul of India.”

Beyond these projects, Ray spent two years tracking down rare archival footage of the Dalai Lama’s youth, the Chinese takeover of Tibet, documented subsequent hardships and was granted a one-hour audience with his holiness the Dalai Lama to craft his award-winning documentary titled “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama,” which is currently in worldwide distribution.

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Filmmaker and director Rick Ray has made films in war zones and with the Dalai Lama. 

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