06-24 November 2019

BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR

BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR

Documentaries
Eva Orner

United States

2019 / 86’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR
BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR

BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR examines the dramatic rise and fall of the controversial founder of hot yoga, Bikram Choudhury. Arriving in Beverly Hills from Calcutta, India in the early 1970s, Bikram Choudhury quickly cultivated a celebrity following and built a global fitness empire that furnished him with extreme wealth. But by the 2010s, as numerous sexual abuse allegations emerged and stories of his aggressive, cult-like training environment surfaced, the lawsuits started to mount and Choudhury’s unorthodox teaching style became front-page news.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Eva Orner (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, CHASING ASYLUM) and produced by Sarah Anthony (THE PRICE OF FREE, THE DEFIANT ONES), BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR, a Netflix original documentary, shines a light on the stories of the women who took him down and explores the contradiction of how this healing discipline could simultaneously help and hurt so many.

Screenings
Thursday 14 18:15 - 19:46Regal Dole Cannery 14
Saturday 16 19:45 - 21:16Regal Dole Cannery 15
Saturday 23 15:45 - 17:16The Waimea Theater
Sunday 24 14:30 - 16:01The Palace Theater
DirectorEva Orner.

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