The Lord of the Universe

1974 | 00:58:30 | United States | English | B&W and Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Religion/Spirituality, Video History

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Sixteen-year-old guru Marahaj Ji attempts to levitate the Houston Astrodome in this 1973 DuPont award winning documentary. Follow the guru from his New York mansion to limousines in Houston and listen to his followers—celebrities and non-celebrities alike—extol his virtues. TVTV's creative use of graphics, live music, and wide-angle-lens shots to conveys the desperate efforts of these lost children to find a leader.

"If this guy is God, then this is the God the United States of America deserves." —Abbie Hoffman