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Gandhi Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 12+

Brilliant biography will engage preteens and up.

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.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Sterling example of non violence and the value of sticking to spiritual principles.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Beatings, a shooting massacre, civil war.

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue