Presented by Backyard Healthcare Project with Rupa Ayurveda

The Doctor from India


Presented by Backyard Healthcare Project with Rupa Ayurveda. Committed to providing effective and affordable healthcare to the Tucson community. Please join us for the film, a short question and answer session on the ancient science of Ayurveda that will follow as well.

The Doctor from India is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the west in the late 1970s. Integrating his gifts as both a healer and a mystic, Dr. Lad has dedicated his life to sharing what is considered the oldest healthcare system on earth in the complex medical landscape of the United States. This is the beautiful and inspiring story of a man who has for decades been quietly at the center of a revolutionary movement to change the way we care for our bodies and our spirits. Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das) with an elegant musical score by Rachel Grimes, and featuring Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Claudia Welch. (Dir. by Jeremy Frindel, 2018, USA, 89 mins., in English and Marathi, Not Rated)

This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Backyard Healthcare Project with Rupa Ayurveda.