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Originally released by Oscilloscope Pictures, 2008.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 22, 2015.
Reincarnation and Tibetan Tradition (2:28) -- Funeral Procession (2:27) -- East to Dharamsala (2:02) -- Difficult Task (2:44) -- Premonition (4:02) -- Astrological Analysis (2:43) -- Journey to the Tsum Valley (4:09) -- Grieving for a Lama (2:00) -- In the Field (2:42) -- Village Interviews (3:03) -- Travel Weary (4:23) -- Nature Appreciation (3:02) -- Geshe Lama Konchog's Retreat (3:58) -- Family Reunion (3:32) -- Sign of Hope (4:02) -- Return to Kopan Monastery (3:10) -- Life Assignment (2:19) -- Reincarnation Test (6:02) -- Reincarnate Recognition (3:31) -- Reluctant Lama Reincarnate (4:04) -- Dalai Lama's Blessing (5:35) -- Homecoming (2:08) -- Altitude Sensitivity (3:55) -- Phuntsok's Retreat (3:01) -- Parental Sacrifice (3:56) -- Goodbye Ceremony (3:12) -- Arrival Ceremony (6:13) -- Giving up a Child (3:06) -- Monastic Life (2:51) -- Credits: Unmistaken Child (3:22)
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The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. This documentary follows the 4-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age 84. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa (who had been in his service since the age of seven), to search for his master's reincarnation. Tenzin sets off on this unforgettable quest on foot, mule and even helicopter, through breathtaking landscapes and remote traditional Tibetan villages. Along the way Tenzin listens to stories about young children with special characteristics, and performs rarely seen ritualistic tests designed to determine the likelihood of reincarnation. He eventually presents the child he believes to be his reincarnated master to the Dalai Lama so that he can make the final decision. Stunningly shot, Unmistaken Child is a beguiling, surprising, touching, even humorous experience.
9 & up.
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Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, April 17, 2017)
Films Media Group, film distributor.