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Ahimsa

The Strength of Non-Violence

By Karl Saurer


Documentary – Cinema

65 min – Schweiz 2012


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Synopsis

After a tenacious, non-violent struggle, the villagers of Sannai in Madya Pradesh, India, obtain their rights for land and water. The exemplary story of these tribal people shows the fascinating strength inherent in the principle of AHIMSA: non-violence.

In a society, where corruption and caste conflicts undermine democratic rights, the Adivasi are supported by activists of the Gandhian Forum for Solidarity: « Ekta Parishad ».

We see how its founder P.V. Rajagopal was inspired by his experiences with terroristic rebels during the Seventies. He convinced them to lay down their weapons and use non-violent methods for their claims.

To this day, he and his colleagues from the Forum train young people in non-violence when struggling for a dignified and sustainable social change.

Format: HD CAM
Sound: Stereo
Languages: Hindi, Oriya, English
Subtitles: German, also available with English, Fernsch
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