Film offers new perspective of Osho

Channel 2 will screen Inside Out, director Anat Alachmi's personal journey in the footsteps of controversial new-age guru Osho and his admirer-turned-detractor Uri Lotan, now deceased.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 10, 2009 12:26

Channel 2 will screen Inside Out, director Anat Alachmi's personal journey in the footsteps of controversial new-age guru Osho and his admirer-turned-detractor Uri Lotan, now deceased. The film was mostly shot at Osho's ashram in Pune, India and is interspersed with transformational tales related by some of the many Israelis who still make pilgrimages to the compound almost 20 years after the spiritual teacher's death. According to director Alachmi, whose first visit to Pune was in 1992, "Lotan, who stayed in Osho's commune during its stormy days of the '70's... eventually became an 'enemy' [of Osho's] and tried to metaphorically 'kill' the guru" while in the process opening a "Pandora's box of scandalous goings-on." Alachmi says that what began as a journalistic documentation was "utterly transformed" when Lotan died and she set out on her own journey to India, armed with his personal diaries from the days he spent at the Ashram. Catch Inside Out on Saturday at 11 p.m. on Channel 2.


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