JLF Colorado Announces Opening Night Gala and Colorado Film Premiere: AHIMSA Gandhi – The Power Of The Powerless


Gopalkrishna Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will present the screening at eTown, September 16

BOULDER, COLORADO, USA, Aug. 24, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Colorado Chapter of the Jaipur Literature Festival, in partnership with Teamwork Arts, is pleased to announce that it is kicking off the festival lineup with a fundraiser and gala opening night on Friday, September 16, 2022. The evening will feature the Colorado premiere of the internationally acclaimed film ‘AHIMSA – Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless’, written and directed by Ramesh Sharma. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. at eTown, located at 1535 Spruce Street in Boulder, Colorado with tickets available for $80/person.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will introduce the film and share how his grandfather was a positive influence and inspiration to Martin Luther King, Jr., in the civil rights movement in the United States, and the Nelson Mandela’s fight against injustice in South Africa. Gopalkrishna Gandhi will also speak about his recent book, Scorching Love: Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to His Son, Devadas, at JLF Colorado on Saturday, September 17 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on the Boulder Public main stage. Library.

Filmmaker, Ramesh Sharma, describes the significance of this film as an overarching arc: “The word ‘AHIMSA’ remains the most powerful word for conflict resolution. For Gandhi, ‘AHIMSA’ was ‘love in action’. Martin Luther King, Jr. is also quoted in the film, referring to Gandhi’s approach to nonviolence, “The choice is no longer between violence and nonviolence, it is between nonviolence. violence and non-existence.

Gala information
Gala tickets are $80 each and include an Indian-inspired dinner with beer and wine provided, featuring the creations of Chef Bijou of Outside in partnership with Scratchlabs Café. Participants are encouraged to wear Indian-style dresses, scarves or decorative jewelry. The seats are limited. RSVP today and purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ahimsa-the-power-of-the-powerless-a-celebration-of-gandhi-jlf-colorado-tickets-404398796687

To see the trailer for the film, click HERE. For more information on JLF Colorado, visit https://jlflitfest.org/colorado.

About “AHIMSA – Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless”
The film decodes the power of non-violence and why it remains relevant today, especially in India, as the country celebrates 75 years of independence on August 15, 2022. Interviews with scholars, biographers and close members from the family of world renowned Mahatma Gandhi and Nobel Laureates
such as His Highness the Dalai Lama, former Polish President Lech Walesa, iconic civil rights activists such as the late Congressman John Lewis and the Reverend James Lawson. This feature-length documentary weaves together rare archival footage, inspiring photography and song, all brought together in a compelling and powerful narrative. “Ahimsa, non-violence” by Gandhi is still relevant in contemporary times.

About JLF Colorado
The internationally acclaimed Jaipur Literature Festival, named “the world’s greatest literary spectacle” by Tina Brown, established its Colorado branch, JLF Colorado, in 2015. JLF Colorado is an uplifting celebration of the spirit and heart, featuring diverse writers and thinkers from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. This year, the community will engage in provocative in-person conversations about life and society, economics and the arts, equity, freedom and caring for our planet. JLF Colorado is presented by the non-profit organization JLF Colorado and Teamwork Arts in association with the Boulder Public Library, City of Boulder, Boulder Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and Commission on Human Relations. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @belitco.

About the arts of teamwork:
For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, bringing India’s finest performers, writers and visual artists to the cultural and artistic space in India and abroad. Every year, we produce more than 25 visual and literary arts festivals in various countries, including Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA and many eclectic festivals across India. . We produce the largest literary gathering in the world: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Qatar and Australia, and we recently launched a digital series – JLF Brave New World. Our musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story – A Musical, continues to tour the world with sold-out shows wherever it plays. More information at: www.teamworkarts.com.

Media contact: Heather Collins, [email protected], 303-250-4797.

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