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Becoming who I was

Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon | India, South Korea 2016 | 95 Min. | OmeU 

Wednesday, 09.05.2018, 8 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal



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.


Jin Jeon is a Producer/Director, who was raised as a third-culture kid in ten cities across four countries. She currently produces human-interest documentaries for South Korean broadcasters. Her work includes ‘Golden Ratio Unveiled’ (2014) and ‘1 Hectare of Happiness’ (2013) which was awarded the KBS Prize for Excellence. Previously, she worked as a Director and Production Manager for South African television, after obtaining a Masters in Media Studies and Practice at the University of Cape Town. She also worked in the newsroom, and produced a travel program featuring stories in and around Asia.

Chang-Yong Moon is an established director and cinematographer from South Korea. Since 1998, his ability to observe and to pay attention to detail has led to his signature documentaries that have won many awards.


  • DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Korea, Sept. 2016)
    Beautiful New Docs Award 아름다운 기러기 상
  • 67th Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, Feb. 2017)
    Grand Prix for the Best Feature Film (Generation Kplus)
  • Hot Docs (Canada, Apr~May 2017)
    Top 20 Audience Picks
  • Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer (Russia, May 2017)
    Grand Prix for the Best Documentary Feature and Best Editing Award
  • 65th Trento Film Festival (Italy, May 2017)
    Audience Awards Winner
  • 43rd Seattle International Film Festival (USA, May~June 2017)
    Documentary Competition Grand Jury Prize