The Departure

A remarkable Japanese Buddhist priest uses a range of methods to help desperate people discover the will to live. But when a health crisis puts him at serious risk, can he live by the same advice he gives out?

Lana Wilson Lana Wilson
Director/Producer

Lana Wilson is an Emmy-winning and two-time Spirit Award-nominated director, writer, and producer based in New York. Her latest film, The Departure, premiered at Tribeca in 2017 and was nominated... more»

Additional Credits

Lilly Hartley - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Eri Yokoyama - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Emily Topper - CINEMATOGRAPHER

"How can we find happiness? What is the best way to live? And in the most trying times of our lives, how can we gather the strength to carry on? These are the questions that The Departure will explore against the backdrop of a rising global suicide rate and through the eyes of one unforgettable Zen priest."

Genre: Documentary