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Film Info
  • Year: 2017
  • Origin: USA
  • Color

Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das), THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA is the fascinating story of one man’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s. In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees including Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru became a holistic health pioneer, helping to bring Ayurveda, which was almost unknown when he first arrived in the west, to become one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world today. 

THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA will premiere at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Jeremy Frindel

Jeremy Frindel has been immersed in the world of movies and music for most of his life. He earned a BA in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been engaged in the many aspects of filmmaking ever since. He has worked as an editor and sound editor on such films as Junebug, Some Kind of Monster, Bernard & Doris and The Baxter. ONE TRACK HEART: THE STORY OF KRISHNA DAS is his first feature film.

Jeremy also co-founded the Brooklyn Yoga School, a by-donation yoga center voted "Best of New York" by New York Magazine.