The prequel to "GANDHI’S GIFT" is"GANDHI’S AWAKENING", telling the fascinating story of Mohandas Gandhi’s early transformative years in South Africa before now known only to scholars. It is here where the young, naive lawyer experiences firsthand harsh prejudice and hatred, including being thrown off a train and beaten with a lead pipe; this is where he serves the British as an ambulance stretcher carrier in the Zulu War of 1906 and, coming face-to-face with the brutality of war, undergoes a spiritual epiphany that sets the course for his entire life. Viewers will get a deep, discerning look into the Mahatma’s spiritual ideals as he practices and teaches them in his first revolutionary ashrams. "GANDHI’S AWAKENING" shows when, where and how the Mahatma became the Mahatma or Great Soul.
“It is a well-paced, profound and moving piece. Congratulations.”
-- Tom Davison, Vice President of Development, American Public Television, Boston Massachusetts (the major supplier of programming for the Public Broadcasting System, USA)