Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Re: [MISP] WEDNESDAY 9/15 screening of The Frontier Gandhi at 6:30pm here at the Complex

***MISP-EVENTS-L is an announcement only listserv*** * Thanks - just found out myself -- it is tonight at the Complex.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Caroline Orcutt <orcutt@unm.edu> wrote:
Correction: This showing is tonight!

WHAT:      THE FRONTIER GHANDI
WHEN:      Wednesday, 9/15, 6:30 PM
WHERE:    Santa Fe Complex 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe

More info at:  http://sfcomplex.org/


On 9/14/10 1:28 PM, "Eric Renz-Whitmore" <ewhitmore@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

***MISP-EVENTS-L is an announcement only listserv*** *

From the Santa Fe Complex:

Special Thursday Night film showing at the Santa Fe Complex

WHAT:      THE FRONTIER GHANDI
WHEN:      Thursday, 9/16 6:30 PM
WHERE:    Santa Fe Complex 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe

More info at:  http://sfcomplex.org/


THE FRONTIER GANDHI: BADSHAH KHAN, A TORCH FOR PEACE

Film Synopsis

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 100,000 strong nonviolent army of men,
women, and youngsters drawn from the multi-ethnic traditions of Afghanistan and India -
-- Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Parsees, Sikhs, and Buddhists --- who came together in
the cause of peace, justice, and human dignity for all.
In partnership with Mahatma Gandhi, Khan led a nonviolent resistance movement against
British colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century.

Nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize, Badshah Khan's improbable life and story
remain little known. He died in 1988 at the age of 98 having spent nearly 35 years in
solitary confinement for his efforts to humanize humanity.

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.
Legendary Indian actor, Om Puri, brings alive the thoughts and writings of Badshah
Khan.

Badshah Khan's example and legacy advance a greater, broader, and inspired
understanding of what is currently perceived as Muslim, Afghan, and Pashtun. His
heroic life offers a profound message of hope for these increasingly troubled times.

Brief Backgrounder on Director/Producer/Writer – T.C. McLuhan

Director/Producer/Writer of THE FRONTIER GANDHI: BADSHAH KHAN, A
TORCH FOR PEACE:

T.C. (Teri) McLuhan is an international award-winning filmmaker. Her films include The
Shadow Catcher (feature documentary; producer/director/writer) and The Third Walker
(narrative feature; producer/director/writer). The Frontier Gandhi is her third picture.
She is a bestselling author and has written five books on sacred space and the core values
of diverse cultures across the planet. They include Touch the Earth (Simon & Schuster),
Dream Tracks (Abrams), Portraits from North American Indian Life (Outerbridge &
Lazard), The Way of the Earth (Simon & Schuster), and Cathedrals of the Spirit (Harper
Collins).
Teri was raised and educated in Toronto. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia
University and currently resides in New York City,

THE FRONTIER GANDHI: BADSHAH KHAN, A TORCH FOR PEACE won the
top prize (The Black Pearl Award) for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at The
Middle East International Film Festival (www.meiff.com <http://www.meiff.com> ) in Abu Dhabi, October 2009.



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