Film Series: ‘In Gandhi’s Footsteps’ March 20

| March 16, 2012

"In Gandhi's Footsteps"

Webster University Film Series presents a free screening of In Gandhi’s Footsteps (Oystein F. Rakkenes, 2007, India, 50 min.) Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium.

Kiran Bedi, India’s first woman police officer, works in the most dangerous and violent parts of Indian society and has become recognized for her untraditional and non-violent approach to her job. She believes that police should help prevent social problems, not wait until they worsen.

Bedi also transformed one of the largest prisons in the world, Tihar Central Jail, from a hell hole to a reformatory. Her innovations included meditation sessions and educational programs which helped reduce violence and provide the inmates with tools for rebuilding their lives.

Sponsored by Alternatives With Education (AWE), a prison educational outreach program that operates in several eastern Missouri prisons and jails. Following the movie, two former prison inmates who have re-entered the St. Louis community after serving long sentences will discuss their experiences.

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8mMG7QbXw0

For more information please visit: http://www.webster.edu/filmseries or http://www.awe-stl.org/

Winfred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo., 63119

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.

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