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June 20, 2020, 12:07 p.m.
The Joy of Devotion - Full Documentary

Fifty years ago, a 70-year-old spiritual teacher from India arrives in the West and settles among the hippies of New York’s Lower East Side. From a tiny storefront, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami starts a revolution of consciousness influencing tens of thousands in the U.S. and worldwide. But what happens to his movement after their charismatic leader’s passing? Will it survive? Will it change? Can an ancient Eastern spiritual tradition be relevant in the modern 21st century?

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Executive Producers: Bhakti Charu Swami, Anuttama Dasa, Pancharatna Das. Producer-Director: Krisztina Danka, Ph.D. Cinematography: Filip Cargonja, Denes Doboveczki Editor: Szabolcs Guth