Netflix Acquires New Joe Berlinger Documentary ‘Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru’

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On July 15, Netflix will release the premiere of “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.” The feature documentary is the 12th film from Joe Berlinger (“Brother’s Keeper”) and is about the acclaimed motivational speaker, best-selling author and personal finance strategist. It will receive its worldwide debut at the SXSW Film Festival on March 14.

“Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru” goes behind the scenes of Tony Robbins’ annual seminar, Date With Destiny. Every year in Florida, over 2,500 people attend Robbins’ most intimate and intensive event, which last six days and nights. Robbins gave the crew access to the event itself, as well as its production, daily regimen and the inner workings of the creative team. Berlinger stated that his goal “was to share a profound experience that I myself underwent. While the event itself may not be for everyone, I hope my approach will help audiences think about the nature of their own lives as they witness the transformations of the characters in the film.”

“We’re pleased to provide a platform to showcase Joe’s masterful and disruptive storytelling to our subscribers around the world,” said Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming Lisa Nishimura. “No matter what he chooses to turn his lens on, he continues to think about things differently. His immersive and open-minded approach to this film is sure to touch viewers deeply.”

Netflix members can watch the exclusive documentary on July 15 in the United States.


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