Utopia of Non-Violence – Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi is numbered among the most fascinating protagonists of recent world history. The success of his non-violent struggles against racial and caste discrimination in India and South Africa have elevated him to a role model - after whose example human rights activists such as Martin Luther King patterned their efforts. The film, set in India, is a search for clues: Just who was this small man with large ears, whom Winston Churchill mockingly nicknamed "the half-naked Faker"? The first prime minister of India, Jawaharalal Nehru, was his friend and disciple. Following Gandhi's murder on January 30, 1948 at the hands of a Hindu fundamentalist, Nehru said: The Light of our Life has gone out."

Filmographic details

Year 1997
Country India, South Africa, Great Britain
Rights Worldwide
Runtime 60 Min.
Channel Arte / ZDF
Author Christopher Sommerkorn
Director Christopher Sommerkorn
Camera Andreas Frowein