BECOMING WHO I WAS
Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon | India, South Korea 2016 | 95 Min. | OmeU
Padma Angdu’s world turns upside down when the monastery where he belonged expels him. Although he is recognized as a ‘Living Buddha’ in Ladakh, the only thing that holds him together is the unfaltering love of his teacher. High expectations from his community lead the young Rinpoche into rebellion as he enters into adolescence. After having waited years in vain for his disciples from Tibet, the soon-to-be teenage Rinpoche and his aging teacher embark on an epic journey towards Tibet, in search of an answer. Becoming Who I Was is the coming of age and heart-warming tale of a young Rinpoche’s reincarnation and journey home.