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Press Release 20180810

High-grade documentary audio-visual show on Mahatma Gandhi’s life released

Mumbai, 10 August 2018 – The Mumbai-based GandhiServe India Trust produced a comprehensive audio-visual show presenting the life of Mahatma Gandhi in detail. Over 500 colourised images of Gandhi and India’s independence movement are used in the high-calibre presentation. The 60-minutes show is titled MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE – The life and work of Mahatma Gandhi and can be viewed as video-on-demand from 15 August 2018.


This audio-visual show introduces the life and work of the historic figure of Mahatma Gandhi through rare images and archival material. For over 30 years, in a concentrated effort photographs and other documents about Mahatma Gandhi and India's independence movement were collected from sources all over the world.


Initiated by GandhiServe India Trust, in an interdisciplinary project, Gandhi scholars, historians, photo experts and graphic designers joined hands in order to turn black and white photographs into colour images, thus making them true documents of history.


After scanning, all photographs have been cleaned digitally and colourised by skilled Indian hands according to the historic settings. When the photographs were taken the actual colourful scenes were reduced to black and white photographs due to technical limitations of those days. Now, in a complex process, Indian experts added the missing colours.


Mahatma Gandhi's life story is narrated by Partap Sharma and Neethi Ravindran, leading voices in Indian TV, cinema and theatre. The show has been conceived and directed by Peter Rühe, founder-chairperson of the Germany-based GandhiServe Foundation.


The English language version shall be completed by other languages, including Hindi, shortly.


So far, the audio-visual show can be watched only as video-on-demand, but it is hoped that it will be broadcasted on TV during the Gandhi 150 celebrations.


On 15 August, on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, 500 visitors can watch the audio-visual show for free.


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