The Doctor From India (2018)
The Doctor From India is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the west in the late 1970s. Integrating his gifts as both a healer and a mystic, Dr. Lad has dedicated his life to sharing what is considered the oldest healthcare system on earth in the complex medical landscape of the United States. This is the beautiful and inspiring story of a man who has for decades been quietly at the center of a revolutionary movement to change the way people care for their bodies and their spirits.
Winner of Best Documentary at the Maui Film Festival, the film features Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Claudia Welch, and an elegant musical score by Rachel Grimes.
Please stick around after the screening for a special live-via-web conversation and audience Q&A with the film’s director, Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das).
Promotional support is provided by The Ayurveda Association of Florida (AAF), a growing movement of Ayurvedic professionals providing a common, unified, protected space and platform for those who are practicing Ayurveda in Florida. AAF also helps to expand public awareness of Ayurveda by offering community education events.