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Release Date: Thursday 3 December 2015
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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA is an enlightening documentary about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920. Yogananda was the author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which became the go-to book for seekers and yoga enthusiasts from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience.
Filmed over three years in over 30 countries, AWAKE examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West, and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards in pursuit of Self-Realization.
By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of mankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.
"Engrossing and informative from start to finish."
THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Compelling...enough to make a modern soul look inwards."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Yogananda's story is a fascinating one. And although the documentary will likely attract a discrete group, it has the potential for broader appeal."
"A vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating gaze who brought meditation to the West...an absorbing glimpse into the life and times of the world's first superstar swami."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"A mystical experience...a film that works both for followers and for those interested in knowing what yoga is truly about."
SAN FRANCISCO GATE
"If you want to understand yoga as something beyond a workout exercise, this spiritual documentary could be a fine start."
"A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living."
SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE