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This 1982 film is the biography of Mahatma Gandhi.  It starts out with his life in South Africa, where as a lawyer he worked and was oppressed by the Apartheid system.  His struggles there brought him to the forefront of the struggles worldwide for ever greater freedom.  Therefore, when he returned to his native India, he was thrust into the struggle there and became the political and spiritual leader of his people.  His approach was that of non-violence and passive resistance---Martin Luther King, Jr. learned from and emulated Gandhi's tactics.


Ben Kingsley does a marvelous job and won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Gandhi.  This epic tale won eight Oscars.  It runs 188 minutes and is directed by Richard Attenborough.


Attenborough's career has been primarily as an actor.  Some of the films in which he acted are: Jurassic Park, The Great Escape, and The Sand Pebbles.  His first film role was back in 1943.  Some of the films which he directed are: A Bridge Too Far, A Chorus Line, Cry Freedom, Chaplin, Shadowlands, and In Love and War.







To a people famishing and idle, the only acceptable form in which God can dare appear is work and promise of food as wages.



True morality consists, not in following the beaten track, but in finding out the true path for ourselves and in fearlessly following it.



No matter how insignificant the thing you have to do, do it as well as you can, give it as much of your care and attention as you would give to the thing you regard as most important.  For it will be by those small things that you will be judged.








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