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Oscilloscope Films present UNMISTAKEN CHILD, a film by Nati Baratz. The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD 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.

The film’s running time is 102 minutes. It is not rated. The film is in English, Tibetan, Hindi, and Nepali, non-English portions subtitled in English.

"Rich in drama and in the glimpses it gives of other worlds." – Mike Hale, The New York Times

"Lovely!" – New York Magazine

"Fascinating insider's perspective…captures the beauty in wild nature and elaborate Buddhist rites and rituals." – Alissa Simon, Variety

"A poignant piece of non-fiction filmmaking…manages to be as graceful as its subject is divine." – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

Official Website: http://www.unmistakenchild.com/

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