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Gandhi 1982

  • Richard Attenborough
  • November 30, 1982
  • 191 mins
  • English
  • Drama, History
His Triumph Changed The World Forever.
In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless...


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What a GREAT man he was!

I watched this epic movie (which is by the way as old as I am) last night... and it got me thinking.
Isn't it incredible what ONE man can do!?
This little guy, this one man - really made a difference. Not only for his nation, but for generations to come.
If the world recognizes you & what you stood for just by you last name, then you did everything right (or everything wrong - like the guy from "Downfall").
Lincoln, Einstein, Jobs, Schwarzenegger, ... and of course Gandhi is one of the many.

This movie does not only serve as 3 hours of entertainment or as a history lessons, but also as true inspiration.
A reminder to what Ralph Waldo Emerson said:
What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

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