Jennifer Fox

2011 100 min.

Original version with Catalan/Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Directed, produced and D.O.P:Jennifer Fox
    • Edited by: Sabine Krayenbühl
    • Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Andrian Melnikov, Joanna Plafsky
    • Score: Jan Tilman Schade with Moe Jaksch
    • Suitable for all audiences



Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox (FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN), MY REINCARNATION chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi.

The film follows Namkhai Norbu’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father’s tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s threatened spiritual legacy alive? Never before has a high Tibetan Master allowed such complete access to his private life and it is doubtful that another ever will. With her signature intimate entry to both family and icons including the Dalai Lama, Fox expertly distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation, and destiny.

About direction (Jennifer Fox)

Jennifer Fox is an acclaimed director, producer, screenwriter, camera and teacher specializing in documentaries. Selected and repeatedly awarded by the most prestigious festivals (IDFA, Sundance, etc. ), Jennifer Fox is the author of the documentary series An American Love Story or Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman, and has produced films as Absolutely Safe? or On the Ropes.

Awards & Festivals

  • IDFA — Top 20 Premi del Públic. Holanda, 2010.
  • CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition — Premi Golden Eagle. EUA, 2010.
  • Mexico International Film Festival —Premi Silver Palm. Mèxic, 2010.
  • Hot Docs — Secció Oficial. Canadà, 2010.