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Tonight, I watched the movie, The Making of the Mahatma.  While the movie was released in 1996, thirteen years later I’ve finally gotten the chance to watch it.    This movie is completely focused on Gandhi’s 21 year stay in South Africa from 1893-1914, from ages 23 to 45.   It is here where he begun his methodology of satyagraha (devotion to the truth), or non-violent protest.   Jointly produced by South Africa and India, it isn’t as widely known as Richard Attenborough’s legendary 1982 movie Gandhi, but it is pitched as a more intimate portrayal of the beginning of Gandhi’s transformation into a force of social change. (more…)

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