Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in a small town of Porbandar, India on 2nd October 1869. Despite being the face of Indian freedom movement, Gandhiji is a figure revered by the whole world. He is so respected that his birth anniversary, 2nd October, is celebrated every year as the International day of non-violence by the United Nations. Lovingly addressed as ‘Bapu’ by all Indians, his teachings are timeless and relevant even in today’s time. For Indians he is the ‘Father of our nation’. Not only in India even globally his way of life and life lessons are something that everyone can relate to and benefit from.
As the world is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year, we hope to see films made on the philosophies of Gandhiji for this edition of the festival. Similar to the theme of 2006 Bollywood film ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, we, the filmamkers, can come up with many more short films and documentaries celebrating the theme ‘Gandhi in Life’.