How A Fake Guru Helped His Followers See The Truth [Need To Know]

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.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 28 april 2012

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.

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