Directed by Edward A. Burger, 2007

Original music by Edward A. Burger

DV / 86 minutes / NTSC widescreen / Mandarin with English subtitles

available for home-use purchase

“with exceptional grace...”
— True/False Film Festival

One could speak of the documentary as exemplifying a kind of Zen filmmaking...
— Marwood Larson-Harris, Roanoke College

American director Edward A. Burger takes us on his unforgettable journey into the hidden lives of China’s forgotten Buddhist hermit tradition. Amongst White Clouds is a look at the lives of zealot students, gaunt ascetics and wise masters living in isolated hermitages dotting the peaks and valleys of China’s Zhongnan Mountain range.” WIth both humor and compassion, these inspiring and warm-hearted characters challenge us to join them in an exploration of our own suffering and enlightenment in this modern world.

See the following reviews and interviews about Amongst White Clouds: 

Another film Clouds viewers might enjoy:

Shugendo Now  is an experiential journey in to the mystical practices of Japanese mountain asceticism