KŪMĀRÉ: Documentary plays on fetishism of Oriental Cosmology

11 08 2012

“I have always wanted to connect with a true authentic person from India.”

Official Trailer for Kūmāré: the true story of a false prophet, a documentary about an Indian American man from New Jersey who impersonates an Indian guru and builds a following of real people in the American Southwest:

Bursting the bubble of “Eat, Pray, Love” fetishism, the film about “this perfect simple man” and the investment of his followers’ devotion is playing to rave reviews of its humor, depth, and complexity, around the country.

A great counterpoint to contemporary American Orientalist fantasies of Asian “spirituality” recently seen in the New York Times or manifested in an art museum, here’s hoping it comes to a theater near you.

Update: Filmmaker and star Vikram Gandhi on The Colbert Report.

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12 08 2012
asiansart
23 04 2013
asiansart

On Racialicious: Table for Two: Kumaré, Or How A Guru Is Born Out Of Orientalism

http://www.racialicious.com/2013/04/23/table-for-two-kumare-or-how-a-guru-is-born-out-of-orientalism/

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