AHIMSA- Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless

AHIMSA- Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless narrates the impact of the Gandhian message of Non Violence worldwide; how it inspired Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in USA, the Solidarity Movement in Poland, The Velvet Revolution of Havel, and the Anti- Apartheid strife in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s fight against injustice, oppression, racism and his struggle to restore basic human rights and dignity for the coloured citizens of his country. In short the film decodes the power of Non Violence and why it remains relevant to this day. Interviews with world renowned scholars, biographers, as well as close family members of Mahatma Gandhi and Nobel Laureates such as H H The Dalai Lama, Former Polish President Lech Walesa, iconic Civil Right activists such as Congressman John Lewis and Rev James Lawson, this feature documentary, weaves rare archival footage, photographs, inspirational songs, to put together a compelling and powerful narrative of the impact of Ahimsa- Non Violence in some of the seminal political movements of the 20th century and its continuing relevance for contemporary times. With a global arc as its canvas the film underscores why Ahimsa remains the most powerful tool for conflict resolution As Martin Luther King Jr. says in the film, “The choice is no longer between Violence and Non Violence. it is between Non-Violence and Non-Existence.”a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I'm a great place for you to tell your story and let your visitors know a little more about you.

Amrita & Victor

A feature film on Amrita Sher Gil, a brilliant painter, a non-conformist who has a  ferociously creative mind and who leads an unorthodox personal life.  She distils her sexuality into a powerful artistic vision. Today Amrita is often referred to as India's Frida Kahlo

 

 

 

 

A Journey Before Time

The film narrates the story  of Alexander Cosma  de Koros who had walked all the way from Hungary to British India in search of the roots of the Hungarian people. It is 1832. The East India Company is consolidating its hold in India. And the   first stirring of The Great Game is being played out. Csoma had been sent to the monasteries of Ladakh by Capt William Moorcraft-a British spy who was on his way to Bukhara to buy studs for the East India Company.  Csoma had met Moorcraft in Dras near Kargil in Northern India. But Moorcraft is killed  during his travels to Bukhara and cannot corroborate Csoma’s   testimony. Csoma is under investigation in Calcutta’s Asiatic Society for being a Russian spy.

The investigation also puts into focus the validity of Csoma’s works.. his translations and his credibility as a scholar.

 As the investigation unfolds we witness   in   flashback Csoma’s saga..his early days.. his travels.. his adventures.. his love and loss..   and come to  understand his motivations..

The Politics of Reincarnation

Tibet is the only country in the world where both spiritual and temporal power is passed on not through a democratic process or nomination or even hereditary succession... but through the unique method of reincarnation . ( It was only in the month of April 2011 that the Dalai Lama retired from his temporal position). This feature documentary will examine the implications on Tibetan Buddhism and Tibet after the death of the current Dalai Lama.

It is not inconceivable that having established their right to recognize reincarnates, the Chinese would not hesitate to identify the successor to the present Dalai Lama. Many experts fear that Beijing may ignore the Dalai Lama's own declaration that he is the last in his line of incarnates and find a pliable fake who would help consolidate its grip on Tibet, thus setting into motion the Politics of Reincarnation.