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The Doctor From India

2018, Jeremy Frindel, USA, 89 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 8th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 9th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jun 10th 3:45pm
  • Mon, Jun 11th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jun 14th 8:30pm
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The healing wisdom of the east meets the high-tech world of western medicine in the person of Dr. Vasant Lad, the Indian doctor who first brought the practice of Ayurveda to North America in the 1970s. Director Frindel focuses on the story of Lad himself, an unassuming doctor once regarded as a pariah in medical school for refusing to reject ancient diagnostic methods and holistic remedies with a proven effectiveness going back thousands of years. This documentary shot in India and the U.S. traces Lad's path from childhood, when a guru predicted his future prominence as a healer, to a decades-long practice based on his discerning ability to address the co-mingled ills of body and spirit through the combined tools of east and west. Interviews include Deepak Chopra. In English and Marathi with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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