Screening at Metro Cinema on March 29, 2021 in Edmonton, AB at 3:30pm

Canada/USA 2014, 108 min, Digital, Dirs: Jillian Elizabeth & Neil Dalal

In vivid and sensuous detail, GURUKULAM follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. This feature-length documentary film is a rare invitation to look, listen, and experience a contemplative rhythm of life as old as the Bhagavad Gita and as new as present-day India.

Join us for the Canadian premiere of feature documentary GURUKULAM, a collaboration between local filmmaker Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Dalal, Professor of Philosophy at the UofA. Arrive early and experience the melodic sounds of violinist Gautam Karnik as he plays South Indian Carnatic music. An engaging dialogue with the filmmakers and Andrew Gow, UofA’s Director of Religious Studies Program will follow the film. A must see for yogis, philosophers, spiritual seekers and anyone else who finds themselves contemplating the nature of existence.

GURUKULAM is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the UofA’s Religious Studies Program and the Philosophy Department, the Killam Foundation, and the Maanaw Seva Association.

Introduction by DOC Alberta’s Doc Talks.

Shreela Chakrabartty
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