Hare Krishna! is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada – the 70 year old Indian Swami who arrived in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s. With only his unflinching determination and faith, he ignited the worldwide spiritual phenomenon, now known as the Hare Krishna movement.
Suddenly thrust into the raging countercultural scene, Prabhupada speaks of the world’s real need – a revolution in consciousness. He teaches that the way to find real happiness is by going within and connecting to your true self. This universal message resonates with more and more people, including musician George Harrison whose hit song “My Sweet Lord” features the Hare Krishna chant. From there, Prabhupada’s movement explodes!
This is the true story of an unexpected, prolific, and at times controversial, revolutionary whose books have sold over 520 million copies and who has inspired millions of seekers and yoga enthusiasts worldwide. Using never-before-seen archival verite, his own recorded words and interviews with scholars and his early followers, the film takes the audience behind-the-scenes of this spiritual movement to meet the Swami who started it all.