In Search of God (2011)

In Search of God

A scene from IN SEARCH OF GOD, a film by Rupam Sarmah. Picture courtesy RJ International. All rights reserved.

In Search of God

Photography Director:
  • Suraj Dowreah

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Opened: 09/23/2011 Limited

IFC Center09/23/2011 - 09/29/20117 days
Sunset 5/LA09/23/2011 - 09/29/20117 days

Genre: Documentary

Rated: Unrated


The transformative journey of an American woman who finds deeper meaning in her life after traveling to a mystical island in India where the inhabitants use artistic expression as a means for communing with God.

An American woman, Kavita, embarks on a spiritual journey back to her ancestral homeland. After a life of unfulfilled 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 satras (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.