How A Fake Guru Helped His Followers See The Truth [Need To Know]
In his forthcoming documentary, a filmmaker turns faux-spiritual leader to explore beliefs.
Originally published in PSFK’s Need To Know Magazine Volume 1.
Kumaré is an enlightened guru from the East who builds a following of disciples in the West. But Kumaré is not real, he is an American filmmaker named Vikram Gandhi, who has transformed himself into a wise eastern guru. In the film dubbed “The True Story of a False Prophet” that will see its US distribution this summer, Kumaré is the centerpiece of a social experiment designed to explore and test one of the world’s most sacred taboos.