Documentary Feature | 86 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Eva Orner

Produced by
Eva Orner, Sarah Anthony

2019 | English | USA

As the founder of his namesake system of hot yoga, Bikram Choudhury is responsible for leading one of the most popular movements of its kind in the last century. As the figurehead of the technique, Bikram organized the growth and teachings of the movement while consistently using his power as both leader and teacher to commit sexual harassment, intimidation, and assault. With Bikram now exiled outside of the United States as a result of multiple sexual-assault charges, BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR tracks the rise and fall of Bikram yoga and its disgraced creator through extensive interviews with former employees, certified teachers, and victims fighting for their stories to be told.