Unmistaken Child


Part of our “Buddhist Wisdom” program. The Beyond Borders Film Festival screening will be the U.S. premiere of Unmistaken Child.

Director: Nati Baratz
Country: Israel (2008)
Language: Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi, English
Running Time: 102 minutes
Screening: Friday, March 27, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

In 2001, when his master Lama Konchog passed away, Tenzin Zopa, Lama Konchog’s disciple of 21 years, was bereft. At the instruction of the Dalai Lama, Zopa searches for his master’s reincarnation, expected to be embodied in a little boy who might be anywhere in the world. This “unmistaken child” must be found within four years, before it becomes too difficult to remove him from his parents’ care.

Visually stunning and emotionally gripping, Unmistaken Child, featuring the Dalai Lama, is the first real time documentation of the search for a reincarnated master revealed through the eyes of a sincere, unwavering Buddhist disciple.

Unmistaken Child will have its U.S. premiere at the Beyond Borders Film Festival. It was an official selection at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, and recently screened at the 2009 Berlin Panorama.

See a preview of Unmistaken Child.