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Becoming Who I Was
Directed by
Moon Chang-Yong and Jin Jeon

South Korea / 2017 / 95
minutes
East Coast Premiere
In Hindi, Ladkahi, and Tibetan with subtitles

As of October 10, tickets can no longer be shipped. All online orders placed on or after October 10 will need to be picked up at the Woodstock Film Festival BOX FFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. *This includes tickets for shows in Rhinebeck, Rosendale and Saugerties. If it is easier for you, please purchase tickets at venue prior to screening. Thank you.
Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/14/2017, 8:30PM
$10
Qty
Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/15/2017, 7:45PM
$10
Qty

SYNOPSIS:
In a sweeping story of a young Buddhist boy who discovers he is the reincarnation of a Tibetan spiritual master, Becoming Who I Was, follows his momentous trek across Asia to rejoin his monastic order. Accompanied by his aging godfather, the documentary captures Padma and Urgyan on their epic journey over eight difficult years, surmounting all odds to pursue his spiritual destiny. Focused on its two compelling central personalities, we are deeply moved by their unconditional love set against a backdrop of political and geographic adversity.

Becoming Who I Was captures both the enormity of the Asian landscape and the quiet, private moments of boy and man as they endure their challenge. When Padma enters adolescence and becomes conflicted by the immensity of his undertaking, Urgyan remains a steadfast and kind mentor, propelling them toward their goal. Touching and uplifting, Becoming Who I Was is a universal story of compassion and love through adversity, and the reclaiming of a suppressed identity. — Colton Cox

BIO:
Moon Chang-Yong is South Korea's multi award-winning director and cinematographer who has been creating documentaries since 1998. His awards include EBS Prize for Excellence; KIPA Best Documentary Award Grand Prize; KCTTA Work of Art Prize; and KBS Prize for Excellence.

Jin Jeon is a producer/director, raised in Africa and currently producing documentaries in South Korea for a global audience. She grew up in four countries and completed her Masters at the University of Cape Town. Her credits include 1 Hectare of Happiness, awarded the KBS Prize for Excellence.

MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Padma Angdu, Urgain Rigzin
Executive Producer(s): Moon Chang-Yong, Jin Jeon
Producer(s): Moon Chang-Yong, Jin Jeon
Director(s): Moon Chang-Yong and Jin Jeon
Cinematographer(s): Moon Chang-Yong, Jin Jeon
Editor(s): Moon Chang-Yong, Jin Jeon
Composer(s)/Music: Bang Jun-suk
 
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