A noble boy grows up to embark on a journey, to find out who he was, before his reincarnation.
Padma Angdu, a once ordinary boy living in Ladakh is appointed as a Rinpoche at the tender age of six. He is believed to be the reincarnation of a great lama from Tibet. However, due to political instability, he is displaced in his reincarnation and is separated from his former disciples. In contrast to the privileged life that he could have surrounded by helpers in a majestic monastery, his ordination results in a series of unwanted changes, as well as banishment from a significant monastery in Ladakh.
Four years go by, yet none of the disciples from his former life in Tibet has come to find him in Ladakh, to provide the care and education that he needs – without which there are detrimental consequences. As the vulnerable Rinpoche enters into adolescence, he faces questions of survival, coming-of-age, and serving a sacred order. In the struggle to uphold tradition and to fulfill the high expectations of his community, the Rinpoche embarks on a dangerous journey with his aging godfather to find his place in the world. Filmed for 7 years, their loving relationship will come to a halt when they reach the monastery of Rinpoche’s origins.
MOON Chang-yong is an established director and cinematographer who has been in the field since 1998. His ability to observe and to pay attention to detail leads to his signature documentaries that have won, many awards.
2013, 1 Hectare of Happiness, Awarded KBS Prize for Excellence
2012, Unfinished War: Disputed Maritime Border of the Yellow Sea, Awarded KCTTA Work of Art Prize
2011, Steel Route: The History of Civilization, Awarded KIPA Best Documentary Grand Prize
2006, Golden Ratio Unveiled, Executive Producer
2006, 18 Minutes that Changed the World, Executive Producer
2006, Hospital 24 Hours, Executive Producer
2005, Amazing Asia, Executive Producer
JEON Jin worked as a Director and Production Manager for South African television for 5 years before producing a weekly travel program featuring stories in and around Asia. For the past 3 years, Jin has been producing human-interest documentaries for KBS, EBS and TV Chosun. She launched and heads up the International Media Department at Prosum since 2013, to enhance opportunities for global co-productions.
2014, Golden Ratio Unveiled, Director/Producer
2013, 1 Hectare of Happiness, Co-Director/Producer
2013, Adolescence of a Harbor Boy, Co-Director/Producer
2012~2013, Asian Hunter’s Travelogue, Director/Producer
2007~2011, Top Billing, Director / Production Manager, Tswelopele Productions, SABC3 South Africa
2007 Third Degree, Journalist, e-TV South Africa
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