BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR Documentary Films

BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR

Talent attending: Eva Orner (Director)

With his chiseled physique, simple but demanding program, and charismatic teaching style, Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram Yoga, rode the wave of yoga’s growing popularity in the U.S. to build an empire of yoga studios and teaching programs. Raking in millions of dollars and frequenting TV talk shows, his rising celebrity obscured a dark secret — Choudhury was abusing his position of authority, preying on women from his studios and creating a cult-like atmosphere that gave him virtual immunity.

Through extensive interviews with former yoga students, teachers, and his own inner circle, as well as Choudhury’s own chilling deposition testimony, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Eva Orner (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE), meticulously and fearlessly investigates every aspect of Choudhury’s rise to power and fall from grace. –Ken Jacobson

Accessibility: CCAP/HI/VI

Eva Orner is an Academy Award® and Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Eva’s directing credits include CHASING ASYLUM, which tackles Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, OUT OF IRAQ which follows a gay Iraqi couple over a decade as they try to stay alive and together and seek asylum in the U.S. and THE NETWORK, set behind the scenes at the largest and most successful television network in Afghanistan. Eva’s producing credits include the feature documentaries TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S THOMPSON, THE HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERIMENTS and HERBIE HANCOCK’S POSSIBILITIES. Eva’s work has screened at festivals including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca, and has been released theatrically and sold to VOD and television across the globe.

Kevin Harman
Netflix
kharman@netflix.com
213-509-9864

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Director: Eva Orner

Producers: Eva Orner, Sarah Anthony

Executive Producers: Emma Cooper, Thomas Benski, Marissa Clifford

Director of Photography: Jenna Rosher

Editors: Kimberely Hassett, Forrest Borie

Running Time (minutes): 86 min

Language : English

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