Winner: Audience Award, Awareness Film Festival
Winner: Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival
Winner: Award of Recognition, Accolade Competition
Winner: Best Director, International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Nice
Yogananda Films presents a Kriya Movies production: The Answer
Written by Swami Kriyananda, and based on his autobiography, The New Path: My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda. Starring Victor Bannerjee and Leonidas Gulaptis. Music composed by Swami Kriyananda.
***This film has received 17 major awards, 26 official selections, and 48 nominations at International Film Festivals***
The Answer tells the powerful true story of an American, James Donald Walters. The film portrays his youthful quest for truth, which takes him from his birthplace in Romania to Switzerland and England, and eventually to the United States, where in 1948 in Hollywood, California, he has an extraordinary meeting with Paramhansa Yognanda, the great Indian master and author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Young Donald—later, Swami Kriyananda—is immediately accepted as a disciple, and his amazing spiritual journey begins.
This film is the saga of his anguished search, of his illuminations and dark nights, of his determination never to give up, and of the winding path that leads him to the presence of his spiritual master. In his quest we recognize the eternal search of every individual; through his inner battles we discover our own inner strength; in his attunement with the expanded vision of his master, we find hope for our own illumination.
The Answer is an epic motion picture that presents, for the first time on the cinematic screen, one of the most widely known and revered spiritual masters of our times, Paramhansa Yogananda, through the living testimony and in the words of his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, who lived with him, and who vowed to carry his light to future generations.
Bonus DVD Features: “Pioneer, Domes and Tps”, “You Can Live in Joy”, “Gita”, “Ask Me About Truth”
Closed Captioning, Dolby Digital
The Answer Official Trailer: