India’s Gandhi is an anti-colonial film festival
The film festival has a history of focusing on the struggles of the country’s indigenous people.
It has hosted such high-profile projects as The People’s Film Festival, which honoured Gandhi in 2019 and is now on hiatus.
The event was also the first to honour the late activist Jagdish Chandra Bose, whose film ‘Sachin Tukaram’ was an international success.
The festival also featured the documentary ‘Gandhi’ in 2019, and in the years since it has continued to award grants to various non-profit organisations in India.
India is the only country in the world where there are no caste or religious divides, and it is considered one of the most progressive democracies in the Western world.
But with such a long history of inequality and social injustice, many people feel the film festival is not about justice but about promoting it.
‘Gandhar’ has been the subject of intense debate, with many accusing it of perpetuating “slander”, as well as of being a “white savior” for India’s Muslim community.
In the past year, the Indian government has come under intense criticism for the treatment of Muslims in the country, and the country has recently faced several instances of violence against the countrym people, including the killing of a Muslim man in a drive-by shooting in July 2018.
On Saturday, organisers of the Indian film festival announced a ban on the festival.
The ban will be in place until a new date.
“We would like to reiterate that we will not tolerate any form of racism, anti-social behaviour or any violence against any community or individual,” festival director Ashok Pandya told reporters on Friday.
“This is a time when we have to celebrate our culture and history and celebrate the achievements of our people.”
The announcement comes days after the organisers of another major film festival in India announced the cancellation of their film festival.
“Gandhir” was launched in September 2018 by a group of independent filmmakers who said they were inspired by the Mahatma Gandhi.
The group, dubbed the “Mahatma Gandhirs Film Festival”, featured films by artists including Gopi Mittal, Ashish Nehra, Satyajit Ray and Rajkumar Hirani.