Wakan Films

Creating Films that Uplift and Transform



Welcome to Wakan Films:



Wakan Films Producer Khashyar Darvich (left) with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during filming for a Wakan Films documentary about peace.




"Yes, I like your questions-- very good... Certainly, your effort can make some contribution-- There's no doubt."
-His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, to Producer and interviewer Khashyar Darvich about the film work that he and his crew are performing.


Welcome to the Wakan Films.

Our aim is to serve the Humanity and the Greatest Good through this website and the projects that we create and support.

Wakan Films believes that life and people are good, and that there is hope concerning the conflicts, struggles, and problems that most of us face.

Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich with actor Harrison Ford during Ford's recording of the narration for the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" documentary.



Our Mission:

  Our mission is to serve Humanity and the Greatest Good through our support of the arts and artists. We put all of our energies to create positive change in the world.  

Our Current Projects:

  Wakan Films has produced several multi-award-winning documentaries and other video programs, many of which have been broadcast nationally.

Here are a few of our more recent projects:

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" Feature Documentary-- (Narrated by Actor Harrison Ford) documentary film about the Dalai Lama and his meeting in India with several of the world's leading visionaries to address and find solutions to some of the world's problems for the new Millennium. The film is currently being edited and should be finished approximately at the end of this year. The www.DalaiLamaFilm.com website contains the most up-to-date information about "Dalai Lama Renaissance."

"Coach Parks" -- a documentary about Coach Ben Parks-- an inspiring high school coach who trains the minds, bodies and spirits of high school and celebrity athletes like Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, and Roger Craig. This documentary was recently completed, and has received a great deal of positive feedback.

"Black Hawk Waltz: Tales of a Rocky Mountain Town" -- The Wakan Films 56 minute Documentary film about a true-life Colorado "Northern Exposure," which was broadcast on the History Channel and PBS stations, and won several awards.

Our other projects have include two segments for Dateline NBC, an award-winning projects about Saving the Redwood Forests, and other projects.



  Khashyar Darvich-- Detailed biography for Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich.



Maya Angelou with Khashyar Darvich
                                and David Mueller

Poet, filmmaker and actress Dr. Maya Angelou with Producer-Directors Khashyar Darvich and David Mueller during filming for the Peace Pilgrim documentary.

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