The recently released film, Unmistaken Child, is set to premier at the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah.

Organsier Madeleine Doherty said it’s a “must see” film set in Nepal and is visually stunning and emotionally gripping.

Unmistaken Child is a rare insight into the ways in which the deceased Buddhist masters are located and identified.

The film follows the 2001 passing of one of the greatest Tibetan mediators of our time – Master Lama Konchog.

His shy and devoted disciple of 21 years, Tenzin Zopa, was unexpectedly appointed by the Dalai Lama to search for the late master’s reincarnation.

Assisted by abstract clues from astrology and dream interpretation, Tenzin travelled by helicopter, mule and foot to look for the “unmistaken child”.

The film is already a festival hit and Israeli filmmaker Nati Baratz has crafted a candid portrait that is at once sweeping and intimate.

The Northern Rivers Buddhist Group has organised the film night, with all profits going to the Yerpa House Monks at Sera Mey Monastery in India.

“Many locals may remember the monks when they visited the Northern Rivers in 2005 creating sand mandalas in Murwillumbah, Byron Bay and Lismore,” Ms Doherty said.

“Geshe Ngawang Gedun, a Yerpa House monk who now teaches in the Northern Rivers, will be at the film night.

“Locals have continually supported the film fundraisers and by doing so have helped house and educate Tibetan refugees at the monastery in India.”

  • Regent Cinema Murwillumbah
  • One night only – bookings essential – Madeleine 02 6677 9207
  • Thursday May 27. Film starts: 6.45pm
  • Cinema opens: 5.30pm for vegetarian food and drinks
  • All profits to Yerpa House Tibetan Buddhist monks at Sera Mey Monastery, Bangalore, India. Brought to you by the Northern Rivers Buddhist Group.