Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass' life and teachings. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom.
The film represents the life and core teachings of Ram Dass. He served as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies and defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture psychedelic adventurer, spiritual teacher, stroke survivor, and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in the inspiring documentary.
In Becoming Nobody, archival footage balances an engaging conversation with director Jamie Catto. We come to understand how our old roles and disguises become increasingly burdensome. The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty, and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing considerable pains and pleasures. The life experiences that have freed him from the attachments of his "somebody-ness" have transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation.
Featuring: Ram Dass (Dr. Richard Alpert), James Catto