Wendy Phillips (Albuquerque, NM) & Leanna Abele (Columbus, OH)
- Set a date and place — Invite as many people as you like to your home, school, community center or any location to watch My Reincarnation on your television or laptop. My Reincarnation will have its national broadcast premiere on Thursday, June 21 at 10 p.m. (check local listings). Host your party the night of the premiere or during the first two weeks that the film is streaming online. http://video.pbs.org.
- Test your A/V equipment and check your local listings — Make sure your TV or computer connection works before the big bash. And check to make sure that My Reincarnation is airing at the right time on your PBS station by entering your zip code on POV's TV Schedule Page.
- Talk about the film — Encourage your guests to share their insights and reactions. You can also give your guests a bit of context about the film (head over to the Film Description to read more about the film, and see what the filmmaker has to say).
- One way to get a discussion going is to pose a general question such as:
- Or try a film-specific discussion question:
- Take pictures— Take pictures of your party and upload them to POV’s Premiere Party Flickr group
- Tweet, Blog, Facebook— We want to know who joined in, what you thought of the film and what you talked about. Blog about your party and send us a link, Tweet @POVengage to tell POV what you discussed, or Fan POV on Facebook and leave us a comment.
- Take Action— Find out more about the issues and learn how you can take action.
- Tell us about your Premiere Party for a chance to receive a POV Prize Pack— Visit the My Reincarnation Premiere Party Entry Page two weeks after the Thursday night premiere (the contest ends at 5 p.m. ET two weeks after the national broadcast premiere) to tell POV about your experience and to enter the giveaway.
Make sure to leave us your email address, and you may be selected to receive a POV Party Pack!
Watch My Reincarnation!
— If you could ask anyone in the film a single question, who would you ask and what would you ask him or her?
— What did you learn from this film? What insights did it provide?
— Describe a moment or scene in the film that you found particularly disturbing or moving. What was it about that scene that was especially compelling for you?
— Do you think it is important to have a spiritual practice in life? Why or why not? What value does spiritual practice have in the lives of the father and son in My Reincarnation?
— How do the faiths of Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists and Muslims differ? What do people know about each other’s religions? What are core concepts that all religions share?
— How is the relationship between Namkhai Norbu and Yeshi similar to or different from your relationship with your own father? Do you see yourself in either of these men?