- Summary: Rupam Sarmah’s documentary In Search of God recounts the adventure of an American girl, Kavita, who embarks on a spiritual journey back to her ancestral homeland. After a life of unfulfilling materialism and superficiality, her heart calls her to seek out a greater truth. Upon a friend’s suggestion, she travels to Majuli Island, a large but remote river island in India. There she discovers a magical wonderland where culture is deeply embedded with performing arts, through centuries of tradition in music, dance, and simple spiritual lives. Along her journey, Kavita encounters a variety of fascinating holy people. A young monk named Ram guides her through an array of temples, tribal villages, and memorable dance and musical performances. Immersed into the stirring culture and religion, she gradually finds that her heart is awakening to something remarkably profound. (RJ Productions International)… Collapse
- Director: Rupam Sarmah
- Genre(s): History, Family, Musical, Documentary
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Purportedly about a quest for spiritual enlightenment and the question of what binds global religions, In Search of God is instead defined by simplistic philosophizing and rampant narcissism.
This is didactic self-help drivel of the worst kind, as filmmaker Rupam Sarmah creates a return-to-the-origin narrative contaminated by what Kathryn Bond Stockton would surely call "kid Orientalism."