Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment announced today the completion of the documentary feature, AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS, written and directed by Ramesh Sharma (Emmy nominee, The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl). The film which was produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, comes at a time when the world needs to be reminded of the Mahatma’s teachings of peace and non-violence, especially as support for George Floyd grows across the world in solidarity.
AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS 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 filmbrings to the fore the impact of the Gandhian message of non-violence worldwide: how it inspired Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Barack Obama and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the Solidarity Movement in Poland as well as Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
The film deals with oppression and the denial of basic freedoms to people by those who are in positions of power and who fiercely protect their positions by inflicting violence on innocent people.
Commenting on the film Anant Singh said, “AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESSreminds us that we need to restore human rights and dignity on a universal level. The aggression of the police against George Floyd was so futile and takes me back to the police brutality we endured during apartheid in South Africa. Ramesh Sharma has captured the essence of Gandhi’s philosophy as he took on the might of the British Empire, and the profound influence his teachings have had on the world and why it remains relevant today, more than ever before. We are also very excited that the film features the song, ‘Ahimsa’ performed by U2 and A.R. Rahman, with the lyrics written by Bono and A.R. Rahman which complements the spirit of the film.”
Ramesh Sharma said, “AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS shows how Gandhi’s message went beyond the shores of India where he used non-violence as a powerful tool. Today, it still serves as an inspiration to societies fighting injustice.”
AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS is written, directed and produced by Ramesh Sharma, with producers Anant Singh, Xavier Couture, Jean Luc Berlot, Uma Gajapati Raju, Sanchaita Gajapati Raju and is executive produced by Michela Scolari, Simmran Bedi and David Traub. The film is edited by Yamini Upadhye and cinematography by Nitin Upadhye.
The trailer of AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS can be viewed at: