The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. Israeli filmmaker Nati Baratz uses the story of monk Tenzin Zopa’s search for the reincarnation of his own master to exemplify the power of that concept. Unmistaken Child is a new documentary that simply follows Tenzin Zopa as he embarks on what becomes a four-year search by foot, mule and helicopter for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master. Christal Smith speaks with writer and director Baratz about the journey, the challenges, and the mixed reactions from Westerners grappling with this very different perspective on life after death.
Reincarnation documentary ‘Unmistaken Child’
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