The Followers

The Followers

| 1 h 19 min

Filmed mainly at the Montréal community of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, this feature documentary follows 3 young from their first days in the temple to their initiation 6 months later. The film examines the family life of Krishna members, the active proselytizing in the streets, the temple rituals, and the role of women and their reliance on men for spiritual guidance. A close look at one of the controversial new religious organizations to have emerged from the 1960s in the United States.

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The Followers, Gilles Blais, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gilles Blais
  • producer
    Georges Dufaux
  • executive producer
    Jacques Bobet
  • camera
    André-Luc Dupont
    Roger Rochat
    Michel Thomas-d'Hoste
    Séraphin Bouchard
    Jean Lépine
    Serge Lafortune
  • sound
    Jean-Guy Normandin
    Hughes Mignault
    Jacques Drouin
    Raymond Marcoux
    Michel Charron
  • editing
    Yves Leduc
    Nicole Chicoine
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel