My Reincarnation

My Reincarnation

Documentary, 100 min.
Coproduction with foreign director


by Jennifer Fox

United States / Germany / Switzerland / Italy / Netherlands, October 2010

For twenty years, the filmmaker has been following the high Tibetan master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Italian-born son Yeshi, with her camera. The compelling inside story of one of the last reincarnate teachers to be trained in Tibet and his son’s stubborn reluctance to follow in his father's footsteps. Yeshi was recognized as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, but he never wanted to have anything to do with this legacy. This conflict between father and son combine to make a universal drama that taps into the classic narrative of inheritance.


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Directed by: Jennifer Fox
Written by: Jennifer Fox

World Premiere: October 2010
Original Version: English/Italian/Tibetan (english subtitles), colour, HD Cam , 100 min.


Production: A Luminous Mind Production, Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion, ventura film sa, Vivo Film, Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
Producer: Jennifer Fox, Babeth M. VanLoo, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Andres Pfaeffli, Elda Guidinetti, Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa
Executive Producer: Dan Cogan, Andrian Melnikov, Joanna Plafsky

Cinematography: Jennifer Fox, Carla Caponi, Julia Dengle, Patrick Lindenmaier, Maurizio Mingotti, Kurmanguzhina Ainar, Luigi Ottaviani, Migmar Tsering, Karen Slater, Fabio Andrico
Editing: Sabine Krayenbühl, Mary Lampson
Location Sound Mix: Jennifer Fox
Sound Editing: Margaret Crimmins, Greg Smith
Rerecording Sound Mix: Tony Volante
Music: Moe Jaksch, Jan Tilman Schade

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World Sales: CAT&Docs

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Distribution Switzerland: ventura film sa
Distribution Germany: W-Film Distribution
Distribution USA: Long Shot Factory

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • New York, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New & Documentary Emmy Award 2013 (Nomination)