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.

Credits

director

Gilles Blais

co-producer

Jacques Bobet

Georges Dufaux

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

01:19:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33853

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hare Krishnas

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hinduism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Spiritualism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Spiritualism

History → History

History → Religions

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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