Tim Grabham, Neil Cantwell


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KANZEON: See - World - Sound

A documentary film by Tim Grabham and Neil Cantwell
90 minutes, 2011. NTSC DVD

English, Japanese with English subtitles. Canada

This is a mysterious and engaging journey through sound, song, story, ritual, performance, nature, tradition and Japanese Buddhism…a fearless merging of medieval and modern, beautifully filmed with a variety of cinematic techniques on location in Japan.

“KanZeOn” is another way in Japanese of saying Kannon (Chinese: Kuanyin), Sanskrit: Avalokitesvara, Tibetan: Chenrezi), the Buddhist personification of compassion.


“stunning to look at…mesmerising musical sequences” – Sight and Sound

“less a documentary and more a spiritual experience…it emerges as a life enriching experience which lingers and echoes long after the credits have rolled.” – Beyond Hollywood.com


  • International Buddhist Film Festival Vancouver (Canada)
  • International Buddhist Film Festival San Francisco (USA)
  • International Buddhist Film Festival Bangkok (Thailand)
  • International Buddhist Film Festival London (UK)
  • !f Festival (Istanbul)
  • Osian’s Cinefan Festival (India)
  • Cinecity Film Festival (UK)Zipangu Fest (UK)
  • 27th Warsaw Film Festival (Poland)
  • Off-Centre Music Festival (Netherlands)
  • EastByNortheast Asian Film Festival (Estonia)
  • Toronto Shinsedai Cinema Festival (Canada)
  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival (USA)


Directors/Producers: Tim Grabham, Neil Cantwell
Editor: Tim Grabham
CinematographyTim Grabham, Tom Swindell
Featuring: Eri Fujii, Akinobu Tatsumi, Akihiro Iitomi


  • conversation with the directors
  • re-mix of the film and soundtrack by amoeba.av

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