Dear Concerned Authorities,
Greetings from Student
Christian Movement of India!
Dr.Ambedkar also known as Babasaheb,
was an Indian
jurist, political leader, Buddhist
thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator,
prolific writer, economist, scholar,
editor, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in
India. He was also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
In order to celebrate
Dr.Ambedkar life and his contribution to the egalitarian society, Student
Christian Movement of India would like to screen the ground breaking film Dr.
Babasaheb AMBEDKAR directed by Jabbar Patel.
This is done in partnership
with Samvada, SICHREM, Dalit Bahujan Movement, NCCI – Commission on Dalit,
Tribals & Adivasis, St. Joseph’s
College (Autonomous) – Social Work Department and Dr.Ambedkar Philosophy
Propagation Foundation. You are cordially invited to take part in this film
festival. Please pass on this message to students and youth. Looking forward!
Human Rights Desk
Film Dr. Babasaheb
Ambedkar. Director Jabbar patel
Haldipur Duration 175 Min
Synopsis: A portrait of the one of our
greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period
between 1901 and 1956. The film delves more into Ambedkar's life as a reformer,
while his personal life is sort of skimmed over. Ambedkar who is the first
graduate of his community, the untouchables, is an unassuming young man. All he
is concerned about, even when he goes to New
York for further studies is that he's here to study,
not get involved in political issues and rallies. His exchanges with
Afro-Americans, his teachers who support Human Rights and the inclusion of the
14th Amendment in the US Constitution granting rights to African-Americans
however rouse the reformer in him. While India is fighting against the
British rule on the political level spear-headed by Mahatma Gandhi, Ambedkar
wages a social battle against the Upper Caste Hindus. Ambedkar and Gandhi clash
in their ideologies. Yet Gandhi admires Ambedkar and it is on his insistence
that Ambedkar is made the first Law Minister in Prime Minister, Nehru's rule.
The film ends on the note of salvation - where Ambedkar gives millions of
untouchables an alternate religion where they find dignity, compassion and
equality. He publicly renounces Hinduism and adopts Buddhism. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Venue: SCM Program Centre
29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound,
Mission Road, Bangalore – 27
April 2011 Afternoon 2.30
Entry Rs.10/- only
Christian Movement of India, Samvada, SICHREM, NCCI – Commission on Dalit,
Tribals & Adivasis, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous)– Social Work
Department, Dalit Bahujan Movement and Dr.Ambedkar Philosophy Propagation
-- A.V CalebStudy SecretaryHuman Rights and Advocacy DeskSCM of IndiaBangalore
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