T.C. McLuhan, USA/Canada, 2008; 91 minutes. North American Premiere.
In English, Hindi, Urdu, Pashto, Dari, with English subtitles
Synopsis: The extraordinary story of the Muslim peacemaker
born into the inconceivable violence of Pashtun warrior society is the dramatic subject of T.C.
McLuhan’s documentary, 21 years in the making.
Pronounced "a miracle" by Mahatma Gandhi, Badshah Khan raised a 100,000 strong
non-violent army of men, women, and youngsters from many religious backgrounds
in his fight for Indian independence and religious tolerance, earning him two
nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. Shot in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan,
the eye-opening and poignant story that the film tells also includes rare
historical footage, remarkably candid interviews from world leaders and a score
by David Amram, the acclaimed composer and pioneer of World Music.
Tribeca Cinemas 2. Sunday, November 9 at 3 PM.
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Special Screening followed by World Beat Concert – a live concert by David Amram
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Saturday, November 8 at 6 PM.
Tickets: $25 public / $18 Students with ID
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