A Death for Peace: Mahatma Gandhi and the Impossible Quest

Mohandas K. Gandhi, father of Indian independence and champion of non-violence, died a violent death at the hands of Hindu extremists. This film relates his story as he struggles peacefully to rid India of the colonial British regime while at the same time making sure that all groups within the nation feel at home.

He was not to succeed in this last goal. In 1947, amidst horrific ethnic violence, India was partitioned into two countries, India and Pakistan. Gandhi continued preaching non-violence and reconciliation, but the next year he was assassinated by members of Mahasabha, an extremist Hindu group.

Throughout the film Gopal Godse, still defiantly unrepentant, praises his brother Nathuram, the man who killed Gandhi.

2006
Classification
  • Secondaire 1er cycle S1 Secondaire 1er cycle
  • Secondaire 2e cycle S2 Secondaire 2e cycle
  • Collégial C Collégial
  • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
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