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Kiwi Buddha Television (Excerpts) – 2000 Documentary

Kiwi Buddha

Television (Excerpts) – 2000 Documentary

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Kiwi Buddha follows the journey of seven-year-old Rinpoche as he becomes the first Buddhist High Lama incarnated in the Southern Hemisphere. ‘Venerable Pong Re Sung Rap Tulku Rinpoche', is a schoolboy from Kaukapakapa, north of Auckland. The film documents Rinpoche's journey as he leaves small town New Zealand behind (along with McDonalds and Pokemon) to travel to a monastery in the Himalayas where he will spend his next 20 years studying Buddhism. Kiwi Buddha sold to the National Geographic channel and to 60 territories.

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Spacific

Spacific Films

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Music by Joel Haines.