Kumaré: Creating Authenticity
Why do individuals need an authentic source? Why must we have a real guru or supernatural force to legitimize our faith? In the film Kumaré, Kumaré’s followers were willing to listen to him because he seemed to be a real guru. However, as the film progressed, Kumaré provided the same amount of help and peace that one derives from a “real” religion. In a sense, the film demonstrated that authenticity is not necessary to give people what they need.