Gandhi- The 20th Century Prophet

During my recent visit to India last November (2010) I had the privilege of seeing an English version of an old Gandhi Documentary film originally made by Mr. A.K. Chettiar in 1940 in Telegu.

The film ("Gandhi- The 20th Century Prophet") was assembled from more than 10,000 feet of newsreel and documentary footage spanning 37 years of Mahatma Gandhi's life from his early public years to
his assassination in 1948.  The original Telegu,Tamil, and Hindi versions were banned  by the British Administration and were lost.

An English version was created in 1953 and was funded by the American Academy of Asian Studies.  I
recall having seen this film during my student days at the University of California at Davis between 1968-1972!

This film will be shown on Monday, January 31, 2011 at McMaster's Health Sciences Centre,
Room HSC-1A06  from 7:30-9:30 pm.


Admission is free. I hope you can attend.