Joan Halifax: Giving Life to Life
This is a documentary portrait of Zen Peacemaker Joan Halifax. The film embarks on a journey with Joan following the course of her life, marked by metaphorical and literal travels.
Joan Jiko Halifax is an American Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, human rights activist, author and terminal care worker.
As a Zen Peacemaker she is a driving force of socially engaged Buddhism in the world. Joan Halifax is many things to many people. Yet they all seem to agree that no matter what role she plays, Halifax is consistently courageous, passionate and compassionate.