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“A documentary about seven-year-old New Zealand-born “Rinpoche”, who has been recognised as the first Buddhist “enlightened being” or High Lama to be incarnated in the southern hemisphere. This programme follows Rinpoche from Kaukapakapa to India where he has left his parents to be raised by Tibetan monks, a journey that takes him from playing computer games and Pokemon to the ancient world of a monastery at the foothills of the Himalayas.” From the New Zealand Listener

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Year 2000

Reference number F48386

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series INSIDE NEW ZEALAND

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:44:14

Production company Spacific Films

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Director: Peta Carey
Producer: Leanne Pooley
Production Manager: Series Kathleen Kimi
Camera: Malcolm Nish (aka Swami Hansa)
Camera: Peta Carey
Editors: Roger Bunn
Editors: Ken Sparks
Online Editor: Brenton Cumberpatch
Sound: Mike McCree
Sound: S Subramanian
Sound Post Production: Lloyd Canham
Narrator: Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Related Link Watch an excerpt at NZonScreen