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In the Steps of the Buddha

Ceylon, 1962 (MIFF 1963)

Director: P. Hettiarachi

This documentary is composed mainly of paintings, taken from ancient Buddhist temples, which depict the three visits of Gautama Buddha to Ceylon as set down in the sacred chronicles named Dipawamsa and Mahawamsa.

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