August 05, 2009

Exclusive interview with Nati Baratz, director of "Unmistaken Child"

The Fall issue of Tricycle—coming to a newsstand or mailbox near you soon—features a review of the film Unmistaken Child and a short interview with the filmmaker. Below is a lightly longer version of the same conversation, and here's a list of showimes for the film.

The film has garnered attention for its unsparing account of the wonders as well as the difficulties of the tulku system. A young monk searches for the reincarnation of his deceased master and finds him in a small boy. The boy is then removed from his family and entered into a life of devotion to the dharma.

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I Finally Got Around to Seeing this Movie Recently… « Rev. D's picture

[...] …and I really, really liked it. Sure, it’s right in my wheelhouse, but I’m also a film snob who doesn’t necessarily hold every film about Buddhism in high regard.  Unmistaken Child is a remarkable documentary about the search for one reincarnate Tibetan Buddhist lama in particular that ends up being a fascinating, balanced, ultimate memorable look of the whole tulku system.  Filled with striking moments, it places an all-too-rare trust in its audience to look at a complicated situation and sort it out for themselves.  Bravo, director Nati Baratz! [...]

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