Sunday, September 28, 2014

Unseen Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's unseen images & how they are a better way to take him closer to new generations

Economic Times:  Dt. 28th September, 2014 (Sunday)
by: Suman Layak

January 30, 2014, was a particularly sad day at the Gandhi Film Foundation (GFF). The death anniversary of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, is usually a celebration — of his life and his values.

The foundation's new chairman, Nitin Potdar, had taken over in October 2013 and then discovered for himself the treasure trove the GFF was sitting on — five and a half hours of footage on Gandhi. Most of it had hardly ever been seen.

Potdar got the Gandhi Films Foundation staff to prepare a 10-minute short film on Gandhi's death out of the footage and invited schools across Mumbai for a viewing on his death anniversary.