ABOUT GOTHAM CHOPRA and DECODING DEEPAK
A writer, filmmaker, and the son of Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra has developed his own reputation as a very influential journalist, publisher, and entertainment producer.
He began his career working at Channel One News after graduating from Columbia University. He has written three books, including the graphic novel Bulletproof Monk, which was made into a 2003 feature film. He also spent time as a journalist, interviewing global figures such as the Dalai Lama and former president George W. Bush, and helped found Liquid Comics (formerly Virgin Comics) with his father and Sir Richard Branson. Now, along with his sister, Mallika, Gotham is a partner in Chopra Media, where he supervises many integrated media initiatives and is in the midst of developing TV series and narrative feature films.
His documentary, Decoding Deepak, is a heartfelt insight into his attempts to understand his famous father. Informative and entertaining, the documentary provides a profound depiction of the search for self and the connection humans have with the world that surrounds them.
A Q & A session with Gotham will follow the screening of the film.
ABOUT DEEPAK CHOPRA
Deepak Chopra has dedicated the majority of his career to studying the methods of Vedic Medicine. He emphasizes spiritual healing of the mind and body through his practice, and he focuses his effort through many humanitarian and informative causes, including serving as an advisor for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and his featured role in Uniglobe Entertainment’s cancer docudrama One a Minute. In 2009, he established Chopra Foundation in order to advance his causes through fundraising. Not allowing an idle moment to slip by, the busy Chopra also contributes columns to The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and many other publications.
A leading figure in alternative medicine, Chopra has written many books based on the principles by which he practices. Nineteen of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, his works earning him recognition and popularity throughout the world. He has won many awards for his work, and he is often considered to be a pre-eminent leader of the mind-body-spirit movement.