Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, A Torch of Peace
The Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona presents the documentary, Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace. The film will be followed by a dialogue with the Producer/Director, Teri C. McLuhan.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bronco Student Center (BSC)
Ursa Major Room
Cal Poly Pomona
Twenty-three years in the making, THE FRONTIER GANDHI: BADSHAH KHAN, A TORCH FOR PEACE (a feature length documentary 92 minutes) launches into orbit the epic story of a remarkable Muslim peacemaker born into Pashtun warrior society of the North-West Frontier Province of what is now Pakistan. Pronounced “a miracle” by Mahatma Gandhi, Badshah Khan raised a strong nonviolent army of 100,000 men, women, and youngsters drawn from the various traditions of Afghanistan and India --- Muslims as well as Hindus, Christians, Parsees, Sikhs, and Buddhists --- who came together in the cause of peace, justice, and human dignity for all.
Filmed in Afghanistan, Khyber Pass, Pakistan including NWFP, India, United States, and Canada, the film includes rare historical footage, surprisingly candid interviews with world leaders, testimony from 72 of Badshah Khan’s nonviolent warriors --- all beyond the age of 100 years --- and a score by acclaimed world music pioneer David Amram.
The film won the top prize (The Black Pearl Award) for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at The Middle East International Film Festival (www.meiff.com) in Abu Dhabi, October 2009.
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