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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Documentry Film on Bacha Khan will be shown in Marina Mall Abu Dhabi.

The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, A Torch for Peace
The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, A Torch of Peace

at 9th Middle East Internatioanal Film Festivel ABU DHABI
10/13/2009 6:45 PM
10/15/2009 3:30 PM

For many, Mahatma Gandhi embodies nonviolent protest, but few know the even more dramatic story of his South Asian compatriot, Badshah Khan, born into the fierce Pashtun warrior society of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier. At the same time as Gandhi in India, Khan founded a nonviolent resistance organization up to 300,000 people strong, culled from the region's myriad religious and ethnic groups, to oppose British colonial rule. Nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize, Khan died in 1988 at the age of 98, having influenced generations of thinkers, leaders, politicians, and citizens. Filmed across Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India (and in several frontier areas still considered "off-limits" to most foreigners), Frontier Gandhi illuminates the little-known story of this remarkable man through interviews with several surviving participants (all more than 100 years old) and politicians like Hamid Karzai and Pervez Musharraf. Indian acting legend Om Puri contributes interpretations of Khan's writings.

---Jason Sanders


Director Bio:
T. C. McLuhan
T. C. (Teri) McLuhan is the daughter of famed media theorist Marshall McLuhan. A native of Canada now based in New York, she has had a notable career in her own right as a filmmaker and author specializing in ethnographies, intercultural studies, and mysticism. Her films include The Shadow Catcher (1974), a documentary about anthropologist and filmmaker Edward S. Curtis, and The Third Walker (1978).


Tor_Khan تور خان said...

I saw this at the Marina and met with the producer. Great insight into an even greater man.

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