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Ami Denman
Anth 3803
10/7/13
R & R 2

Gandhi

This film is a true inspiration as to the capabilities of humankind when faced with an insurmountable amount of injustice, oppression, along with the lack of basic human dignity. Imagine you are a well-educated Indian travelling first class on a train in South Africa when you are judged by the color of your skin and refuse to acknowledge the injustice as a result; are violently removed from not only the first class compartment but also the right to be a passenger on the train. How would you react? (Q1) Many people assume that they would naturally react by actively addressing the injustice and demand a change in legislation. In reality, most of us lack the courage, desire, energy, time, or know how to take on a daunting, all consuming, life changing challenge as to renovate legislation concerning injustice, oppression, and basic human dignity.
This film depicts the life of one man, who after facing injustice personally, dedicates his life to fighting oppression, and injustice by ascertaining human dignity as a basic right as well as establishing a nations freedom from the tyranny of foreign rule. His actions inspired and afflicted change in the world and awarding him such recognition as the “man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than empires”, and “the spokesman for the conscience of all mankind.” Gandhi was able to lead his country to freedom by non-violent actions. After he is somewhat successful in South Africa, he returns to India and discovers that his quest for justice, human dignity, and freedom has just begun. Throughout his 54 years of fighting injustice, he faced many hardships such as over six years in prison, several hunger strikes and unwelcomed international attention.  
Why is the right to basic human dignity so important? (Q2) We all deserve the recognition that the world over universally shares humanity. Gandhi‘s campaign of non-violent resistance includes three categories:...

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