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Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (2001)

 -  Documentary  -  21 May 2001 (USA)
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One of the best documentaries I've ever seen
28 March 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Interested in Richard Alpert, I browsed and found this documentary on Netflix instant play. As I watched it, I realized that it continued to get better and better as the runtime went on. Whereas most docs tend to wear down over time, this one did the exact opposite, and it ultimately has become perhaps THE best documentary I've ever seen.

It doesn't have an agenda or message, and it doesn't rely on any manipulative music or narration to get a point across. It's just there for what it is, and it is amazing.

Ram Dass was and is still such an inspiring figure. The theme of death and seeing him so feeble makes me feel for the world when he finally passes on. If you have any interest in him, you should without a doubt watch this film. Even if you don't have any interest, you should give it a go. You might find him to be one of your new favorite philosophers and teachers!


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