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Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal. Hinduism has been called the "oldest religion" in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal law" or the "eternal way" beyond human origins.

First Guru

A film by Raja Choudhury

First Guru travels back to when Hinduism, Vedanta and Yoga first entered the national conversation in America in 1893, with the arrival of a young Indian monk.

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A film by Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Dalal

Gurukulam, which means "place of study," is set in a remote forest ashram in Tamil Nadu, India.  An international community of students gathers there to study the teachings of Advaita Vedanta.

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The Heaven In My Head

A film by Musa Syeed

From psychiatrists to faith healers, from dingy hospitals to modern counseling centers, Kashmiris are fighting for their hearts and minds after decades of war. Many Kashmiris are turning back to faith healers, or pirs. The pir was for centuries the center of communal life in Kashmir. Their cures are unscientific and difficult to quantify, but physicians and NGOs are actively working with these religious leaders to create mental health treatments, lead Kashmiris to question cultural attitudes toward mental illness, and to rediscover what Islam actually prescribes.

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Meet the Patels

Meet the Patels

A film by Geeta and Ravi Patel

Meet the Patels is a romantic comedy-style documentary about an almost 30-year-old Indian-American male facing family complications that first-generation young people confront in finding love and preserving their cultures.

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Project Kashmir

A film by Geeta Patel and Senain Kheshgi

Two female Americans, a Hindu and a Muslim, sneak into the war zone of Kashmir to uncover the truth of what is happening in what is considered to be one of the most dangerous places on earth. 

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