A film by Shyam Benegal
This is another Gandhi – a painfully shy young man struggling to forumulate his ideas, the man before he became the Mahatma. This film about Gandhi’s experiments with truth and nonviolence in colonial South Africa documents Gandhi’s 21 years in South Africa, from age 19, and the changes which came over the anglicised, London-trained barrister as he encountered racial discrimination and bias firsthand.
SHYAM BENEGAL is a prolific Indian director and screenwriter. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991, as well as the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005. He has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi seven times.
Dates & Times:
7pm, Monday 1 October, 2012
All tickets Free, Bookings essential
This screening is made possible by the support of Mr Arun Kumar Goel, Consul General, Indian Consulate Sydney.