A Death For Peace; Political assassination documentary, 2005
Directed by Arnaud Mandagaran
Produced by Solferino Images and Quartier Latin Media
This is a 52-min documentary on the assassination, A Death For Peace - Mahatma Gandhi and The Impossible Quest (2005), by Arnaud Mandagaran. A student of philosophy at Nanterre during the 'May 68' revolt in France, Arnaud (b.1949) travelled across South Asia in the early 1970s. Practically all his films are on South Asian themes - India: Turmoils of a Century (1993), A Dynasty in Ceylon (2003), The Making Of 'The River (2002), The Saga of The Bhuttos (2008), etc.
Besides archives, this film has a rare interview with 87-year-old Gopal Godse, co-accused and brother of Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, only months before he died, and perceptive analyses by two exceptional scholars of the period, David Hardiman and Christophe Jaffrelot.
Copyright: Arnaud Mandagaran / GandhiServe