Marie Michael Library
Half a World Apart...and a Lifetime Away
A chronicle of Assembly of First Nations Chief Ovide Mercredi's 1995 trip to India to learn about the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resolution of political grievances. Mercredi meets Gandhians, including Gandhi's grandson, Rajmohan, who have practiced what the Mahatma set out as a means of forging that state. In exploring Gandhi's teachings, Mercredi confirms his belief in the necessity to pursue paths of nonviolent political action and social/economic reconstruction. National Film Board (NFB).