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The Making of The Mahatma (DVD)

Catalog ID# 198614

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The Making of The Mahatma (DVD)

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Based on the book Apprenticeship of a Mahatma by Fatima Meer and directed by one of India's most respected directors, Shyam Benegal, this film documents Ghandi's 21 years in South Africa. From age 19, and the changes which came over this Anglicized, London trained barrister as he encountered the racial discrimination and bias of the colonials first hand.

Portraying Gandhi with all his faults and foibles makes him accessible as a role model, more accessible than the haloed, saintly father of the nation who could do no wrong. This young Gandhi, who had failed many, many times before, struggles with his very human temptations and fears.

Shyam Benegal

Rajit Kapur
Pallavi Josh
Keith Stevenson
Paul Slabolepszy
Himal Devnarain
Strini Pillai

Year 1996
Catalogue Number 198614
Running Time 225 mins
Rating M
Format Unknown
Special Features Chapter selection; galleries; bios
Subtitles None
Language English
System PAL

Region Code: Region 0 PAL

Release Date: 2007-04-07

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