RAM DASS, GOING HOME
Ram Dass is one of the most important authors and spiritual teachers of the last three generations and is approaching the end of life. Since suffering a life-changing stroke twenty years ago, he has been living in his home on Maui and deepening his spiritual practice, which is centered on love and his idea of merging with his surroundings and all living things. The film is shot in a nuanced cinematic style, and is a lyrical meditation on life, death, and the soul’s journey “home”. The film intimately observes the details of his daily life – his home and natural surroundings, his personal practice and meditations, his regular swims, and an intimate interview on the summary of his life learning and awareness as he prepares for the great mystery beyond.
SCREENING | FRIDAY, JULY 14TH |CROWLEY THEATER
SHORT |Texas Premiere | USA 31min.
Derek Peck is a California-bred, Brooklyn-based filmmaker who has made several intimate documentary portraits on notable cultural personalities, including Marina Abramovic, Peter Beard and others. Ram Dass, Going Home, which has been an emotionally moving hit at Martha's Vineyard, Telluride Mountain, and Maui film festivals, is his first film to appear at festivals.
Lucy Walker - Executive Producer
Taryn Gould - Editor
Caleb Seppala - Cinematographer