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Mahatma Gandhi Resources: Films About Gandhi

1968 Gandhi Film- Uses mostly footage from various archives

Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869--1948 is a 1968 documentary biography film, detailing the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The film was produced by The Gandhi National Memorial Fund in cooperation with the Films Division of the Government of India, and was directed and scripted by Vithalbhai Jhaveri. Jhaveri also provides the commentary throughout the film. The film is in black and white. The full version  contains 33 reels (14 chapters), and runs for 330 minutes. The film was made to seek to tell the life story Gandhi, and his incessant search for Truth. The film contains animation, live photography and old prints to provide an integrated image of his life. The story itself is narrated using mostly Gandhi's own words. There are several versions of the film. There is the 5 hour version in English, a shorter version which runs for 2 hours and 16 minutes, 

More films about Gandhi

Doing a subject search on Gandhi in the online catalog and limiting the material type to Video will bring up many films.  Some on DVD and others via streaming media.  Below are a couple of major films from our collection.