Gandhi Memorial Day 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM

The College of the Humanities at Carleton University and the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa present:

a film by Teri C McLuhan

The Frontier Gandhi:
Badshah Khan, A Torch for Peace

Special Appearance by Teri McLuhan, the filmmaker

The producer of the film, Teri McLuhan will present the film and share with the audience an account of the extraordinary challenges she encountered in producing the film.

This is your opportunity to the see the film and to talk to Ms. McLuhan.

The film was screened at several venues in the United States to great acclaim.

You may also visit the website of the film to learn more about it.

Teri McLuhan is an international award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author. Her five books explore sacred space and the core values of diverse cultures across the planet.

The Bell Theatre, Minto Building,
Carleton University

All are welcome. Admission is free.
Free parking in Lot 2 next to Minto Building

About the Film - The Frontier Gandhi:
Badshah Khan, A Torch for Peace

Twenty-one years in the making, this feature length new docum-entary tells the epic story of Khan  Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) who, in partnership with Mahatma Gandhi, led a non-violent resistance movement against British colonial rule in the North-West Frontier Province of the Indian subcontinent in  the first half of the 20th century. The charismatic Khan came to be known as Badshah Khan and as the “Frontier Gandhi”. Nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize, Badshah Khan raised a peaceful army called the Khudai Khidmatgars (servants of God) sworn to non-violence. He championed women’s rights, opened schools, and challenged his warrior Pashtun culture to embrace an ethos of peace and a non-violence of the strong.

Legendary Indian actor, Om Puri, brings alive the thoughts and writings of Badshah Khan.  Musical score is by acclaimed world music pioneer David Amram.

About Mahatma Gandhi
Like sunlight and rain education must reach all...Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in India on October 2, 1869. After earning a a degree in law from the Inner Temple, UK, in 1891, he moved to South Africa where for the next 24 years he led a peaceful and non-violent struggle against racism and discrimination faced by the Indian community.

In 1915 Gandhi returned to India and soon became the leader of India’s struggle for independence from British rule. After years of peaceful civil disobedience and resistance, freedom came to India in August 1947.

Forever committed to non-violence and truth, Gandhi has been hailed as an apostle of peace and has inspired many of humanity’s leaders who employed non-violent resistance in their struggle against oppression and tyranny.

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