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2010 | 100 min | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Jennifer FoxFinland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA
Cast & Credits
Two decades in the making, the story of exiled Buddhist Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Italian-born son, Yeshe, is both a riveting family drama and a chronicle of an intense spiritual journey. Yeshe, acknowledged to be the reincarnation of a great Buddhist monk, struggles to reconcile the expectations placed on him with his desire for a normal life, finally making a revelatory decision. Capturing a father-son relationship evolving before crowds of students hungry for the master's spiritual wisdom, director Jennifer Fox creates a tribute to the life-altering complexity of true faith.
Filmmaker(s) expected to be in attendance for post-screening Q&A at both screenings.
About the Director
Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camerawoman and educator. Her first film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE was broadcast in twenty countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival. She produced, directed and shot the groundbreaking ten-hour PBS/BBC/ARTE series AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, which screened in its full 10-hour form at festivals internationally, including the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals (1999). LOVE STORY aired in the USA nationally on PBS primetime. It received a Gracie Award for Best Television Series and was named ”One of the Top Ten Television Series of 1999” by "The New York Times", "Time Out", "The Boston Globe", "Time Magazine", and "The New York Daily News". She has consulted on numerous documentaries, including the Sundance Grand Prize winner, SOUTHERN COMFORT and the Slamdance Grand Prize winner, STONE READER. Jennifer has lectured and taught filmmaking nationally and internationally and run documentary training programs all over the world. She filmed her groundbreaking new feature documentary, MY REINCARNATION, over an unprecedented twenty years.