2011. USA. Jennifer Fox. 83 min.
Followed by a discussion with Jennifer Fox
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. USA. Directed by Jennifer Fox. Filmed over 20 years, this epic documentary chronicles the lives of high Tibetan Buddhist Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father’s traditions to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s threatened spiritual legacy alive? Provided access to the Buddhist Master's private life, Fox expertly distills this decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation, and destiny. Courtesy of Zohe Film Productions, Inc. (POV) 83 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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