What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie begins with Gandhi's assassination and shows brutal beatings and a violent depiction of a shooting massacre. That said, this movie -- which should be watched with your kids -- provides a brilliant way to learn about history, and about the spiritual principles of non-violence, tolerance, and self-sacrifice. It's advisable to break the movie over two nights (there is an intermission).
- Families can talk about what motivated Gandhi, and why people followed him. Parallels to America's Civil Rights movement might be drawn.