Director Jamie Catto’s quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings weaves historic clips with engaging conversation to explore the vast question of ultimate freedom. From his days as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, to his evolution as Ram Dass, one of the world’s best-known bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, now inspiring a new generation. (U.S., 2019; 81m) • Jamie Catto’s enjoyable documentary … proves a strong and moving reminder of Alpert’s spiritual insight.” –LA Times
About the speaker:
Raghu Markus spent two years in India with Maharaji and Ram Dass. He has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s when he was program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal. In 1974 he collaborated with Ram Dass on the box set Love Serve Remember. In 1990 he launched Triloka Records and Karuna Music in Los Angeles, California. Triloka established itself as a critical leader in the development of world music and for 17 years was home to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, Jai Uttal and transformational media projects that featured Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians.
About the host:
Gay Dillingham’s credits as filmmaker include The WIPP Trail, narrated by Robert Redford, which casts a critical eye at our nation’s first and still world’s only underground nuclear waste repository and was broadcast nationally on PBS. My Body Belongs to Me, a children’s pro-active educational program on sexual abuse, earned the American Film Festival award for “Guidance & Values Education.” Her company co-produced Dr. Andrew Weil’s first PBS programs in the mid 90s. Her film Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary, made over the course of 17 years, follows the friendship between Leary and Dass. It screened internationally, including an American theatrical release.