A documentary on Mahatma Gandhi produced by internationally renowned South African filmmaker Anant Singh has won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 21st New York Indian Film Festival.

The film, titled ‘Ahimsa – Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless’, written and directed by Ramesh Sharma, was produced by Singh’s company Videovision to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth in 2019.

Its release was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are honoured to receive the Best Documentary Feature Award from the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival. For us, the award affirms the importance of Gandhi’s teachings and his impact on freedom struggles around the world, which we capture in the film. We are also delighted to be perpetuating Gandhi’s legacy through our film,” said director Ramesh Sharma.

Singh said he was “delighted” to have worked with Sharma on the project. “Gandhi’s influence will continue to inspire and motivate other leaders to make a change, through non-violence, for peace,” Singh added.

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