CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Public invited to free viewing of film about Mahatma Gandhi April
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several University of Iowa student groups and academic
programs are sponsoring a free public screening of "The Making of
the Mahatma," a film about the early life of Mahatma Gandhi in South
Africa. The movie will be shown Sunday, April 19 from 12:30-3 p.m. in Room
101 of the Becker Communication Studies Building.
"The Making of the Mahatma," a major motion picture directed
by Shyam Benegal, traces the evolution of Mohandas Gandhi to the "Mahatma."
Through focusing on the early life of Gandhi in South Africa, the film
attempts to depict the transformation of a simple man to one who would
later be described as "the great soul" and earn the title of
Sponsors of this event include: International Bill Foundation/Bill's
Coffee Shop; International Programs; South Asian Studies Program; India
Student Association; Third World Development Support Program; UI School
of Social Work; The Council on the Status of Latinos; Women's Resource
and Action Center; Afro-American Cultural Center; Opportunity at Iowa;
and Kala Mandali.
For more information about this event, contact Hitesh Patel at 353-3119.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, call 335-1356.