• Becoming Who I Was
  • Becoming Who I Was
  • Becoming Who I Was

Becoming Who I Was Programme 2019

by Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon International Documentary Film / Competition

Angdu is far from being a regular boy; he is a ‘Rinpoche’, the reincarnation of an important Buddhist master. Since the age of six he has been revered as a living god in his village in the mountains of India. His godfather, Urgain, a monk and the village’s doctor, has spent years lovingly preparing Angdu hoping that he may one day pass on his wisdom. In order to return to his predecessor’s monastery in Tibet, Angdu must first await the arrival of emissaries. As the years pass without sign, his reputation in the village slowly declines. Urgain’s faith in Angdu remains unshakable, however, and he decides to set off on the long and difficult journey to the “Roof of the World”. Over a period of eight years we accompany this growing spiritual master, learning of his hopes and dreams. With his heart-warming narrative style and the spectacular imagery of northern India’s mountain landscape, this impressive documentary is a truly extraordinary visual experience.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: South Korea, 2016
  • Runtime: 95 Min
  • Languages: Ladakhi, Tibetan, Hindi
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Directors: Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon
  • Cast: Padma Angdu, Urgain Rigzin
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  • Cinematography: Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon
  • Editors: Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon
  • Sound: Young-june Seo
  • Music: Junsuk Bang
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  • Producers: Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon
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  • Production Companies: Sonamu Films, Prosum Inc.
  • World Sales: Cargo Film & Releasing
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