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No Film Friday, Oct. 11: You’re invited to attend a Film Screening of Gandhi’s Awakening Thursday, October 1o, 1:00 p.m. Peter’s Business Room 191, and a Classical Indian Music Concert October 11, 7:30 p.m. Wahlberg Recital Hall, Music 183



In Collaboration with Gandhi’s Global Legacy International Conference (October 10-11)


 For Additional Conference Events and Information:


 October 10: Gandhi’s Awakening (1:00 p.m. PB 191)



Discussant: Cynthia Lukas (Director)

Moderated by Dr. Mary Husain



GANDHI’S AWAKENING explores the fascinating story of Mohandas Gandhi’s early transformational years in South Africa, which, before now, was known only to scholars. It is when the young, naive lawyer experienced firsthand harsh prejudice and hatred, including being thrown off a train and beaten with a lead pipe. He served the British as an ambulance stretcher carrier in the “Zulu Rebellion” of 1906 and came face-to-face


with the brutality of war—undergoing a spiritual epiphany that set the course for his entire life. The documentary offers a deep, discerning look into Gandhi’s spiritual ideals as he practiced and taught them in his first revolutionary ashrams, and reveals how, when and where he became the person honored by the title of Mahatma or Great Soul. The film shows him in his twenties and thirties as he developed step-by-step unprecedented nonviolent methods of fighting for justice. A high point during Gandhi’s movement in South Africa was in 1913 when his wife, Kasturba, and other women inspired by his example, led the first protest march of Indian women against cruel immigration laws that would make Indian marriages invalid. While they suffered arrest and difficult prison sentences, they inspired both Indian women and men in South Africa and India by their bravery. They had a far-reaching impact on future nonviolent campaigns. With flashbacks and flashforwards, GANDHI’S AWAKENING was filmed on location in India, South Africa and UK at all of the important sites in his dramatic life.




 Sponsor: CineCulture



October 11: Indian Classical Music Concert: Melodies of Peace (7:30 p.m. Wahlberg Recital Hall, Music 183)



Musicians: Dr. Lovely Sharma (Sitar,Guest artist), Pandit (Pt.) Debasis Chakroborty (Classical Slide Guitar) & Pt. Gourisankar (Tabla)




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All films screened on campus and the Indian Concert are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.


CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.




CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.


Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.

For further information about CineCulture or to make a tax deductible donation:
Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at