A visually stunning four-year search through the breathtaking Tibetan landscape ends in a village hut. There, a baby is selected to undergo a lengthy and fascinating process to see if he is the true reincarnation of Lama Konchog, an internationally known Tibetan master. Lama Konchog died less than a decade ago and it is Lama Konchog's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa who is chosen to search for this child.
The camera follows Tenzin as he walks miles, and also travels by mule and helicopter from village to village. Tenzin questions parents and village neighbors about each child he observes, and performs tests designed to determine the likelihood of reincarnation. Finally, Tenzin presents his chosen child, the "unmistaken" child, to the Dalai Lama, who makes the final decision.
Tenzin is a compelling and graceful character and his gentleness is reflected in the "sweetness" of all the Tibetan people introduced through this film. This award-winning documentary is an entrancing and very spiritual journey into a remote and traditional part of this world.
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