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'Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless' wins Best Documentary Award at New York Indian Film Festival

Written and directed by Emmy nominee and journalist Ramesh Sharma, the film examines the relevance of Gandhi's message in the contemporary world.

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New York, First Published Jun 14, 2021, 8:20 AM IST
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Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless has won the Best Documentary Award at the 21st New York Indian Film Festival.

Written and directed by Emmy nominee and journalist Ramesh Sharma, the film examines the relevance of Gandhi's message in the contemporary world.

Ramesh Sharma said, "The film speaks to the conscience of humanity as people globally grapple with intractable problems surrounding race, and as societies struggle to give the marginalized and underserved human dignity and restore fundamental human rights." 

The film, produced by Ramesh Sharma, Jean Luc Berlot, Uma Gajapati Raju and Sanchaita Gajapati Raju, brings to the fore the impact of the Gandhian message of non-violence worldwide. 


Ramesh Sharma (right) with late American civil rights leader John Lewis

It examines how Gandhi's message resonated with Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Barack Obama and the civil rights movement in the United States, the solidarity movement in Poland, the velvet revolution in Czechoslovakia as well as Nelson Mandela and his anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. 

Debojyoti Mishra was the music director of the documentary. The title song of the film has been sung by AR Rahman and Bono.

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