Kumare

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Sri Kumaré is an enlightened guru from the East who has come to America to spread his teachings. After three months in Phoenix, AZ (with occasional detours to Tucson), Kumaré has found a group of devoted students who embrace him as a true spiritual teacher. But beneath his long beard, deep penetrating eyes, and his endless smile, Kumaré has a secret he is about to unveil to his disciples: he is not real. Kumaré is really Vikram Gandhi, an American filmmaker from New Jersey who wanted to see if he could transform himself into a guru and build a following of real people. Now, he is conflicted — can he unveil the truth to these disciples with whom he has spent so much time, and who now look to him for guidance?
A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, Kumare follows Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds himself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life — and wondering if and when to reveal his true self. Will his followers accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? Part daring prank, part spiritual odyssey, Kumare is an insightful, humorous and thought-provoking look at faith and belief in the modern age.