The Followers

Canada, 1981

Film
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Filmed mainly at the Montreal community of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, this film revolves around three young Quebecers, Michel, Robert and Johane, from their first days in the temple to their initiation six months later. The film examines the family life of Krishna members, the active proselytising in the streets, the temple rituals, and the role of women and their reliance on men for spiritual guidance. This film affords a close look at one of the controversial new religious organisations to have emerged from the Sixties in the United States. An English version of a French film.

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Credits

director

Gilles Blais

co-producer

Georges Dufaux

Jacques Bobet

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

01:19:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

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