Blade Runner Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019, in which genetically engineered replicants, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans, are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega-corporations" around the world. Blade Runner initially polarized critics: some were displeased with the pacing, while others enjoyed its thematic complexity. Seven versions of the film have been shown for various markets as a result of controversial changes made by film executives. Plot Deckard begins his investigation at the Tyrell Corporation to ensure that the test works on Nexus-6 models. Themes
Fight Child Trafficking | Child Labor | Gandhi Worldwide Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (often called Mahatma Gandhi in India) was assassinated on 30 January 1948, shot at close range by Nathuram Godse. Gandhi was outside on the steps of a building where a prayer meeting was going to take place. He was surrounded by a part of his family and some followers when three gunshots killed him. Prior to his death, there had been five unsuccessful attempts to kill Gandhi, the first occurring in 1934. Assassination The Martyr's Column at the Gandhi Smriti, (Birla House), the spot where Gandhi was assassinated. After a previous failed attempt to assassinate Gandhi at the Birla House Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte returned to Pune via Mumbai (Bombay). Conspirators Day of assassination Godse approached Gandhi on January 30, 1948 during the evening prayer at 5:17 pm. Gandhi's last words The First Information Report (FIR) filed by Shri Nand Lal Mehta shows that the last words of Gandhi were Hey... Trial and justice Arrests
Mahatma Gandhi Biography Early Life Indian nationalist leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Kathiawar, India, which was then part of the British Empire. His father, Karamchand Gandhi, served as a chief minister in Porbandar and other states in western India. Young Gandhi was a shy, unremarkable student who was so timid that he slept with the lights on even as a teenager. In 1885, Gandhi endured the passing of his father and shortly after that the death of his young baby. Upon returning to India in 1891, Gandhi learned that his mother had died just weeks earlier. Spiritual and Political Leader When Gandhi arrived in South Africa, he was quickly appalled by the discrimination and racial segregation faced by Indian immigrants at the hands of white British and Boer authorities. Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress in 1894 to fight discrimination. Gandhi continued to study world religions during his years in South Africa. Assassination
Famous People - celebrity and historical Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari:Gujarati) was a national icon who led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule, empowered by tens of millions of common Indians. Throughout the struggle he opposed any form of terrorism or violence, instead using only the highest moral standards. His philosophy of nonviolence, for which he coined the term satyagraha, has influenced national and international nonviolent resistance movements to this day, including the American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) led by Martin Luther King Jr. Mohandas Gandhi was, and still is, a deeply popular icon and inspiration to many Indians since he took charge of the freedom struggle and the Indian National Congress in 1918. By means of nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi helped bring about India's independence from British rule, inspiring other colonial peoples to work for their own independence and ultimately dismantling the British Empire.
Babylon A.D. Babylon A.D. is a 2008 French American science fiction action film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. The film was directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and stars Vin Diesel. It was released on 29 August 2008 in the United States. Plot In 2058, a mercenary named Toorop (Vin Diesel) accepts a contract from a Russian mobster, Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu), who instructs him to bring a young woman known only as Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. In order to reach this goal, Gorsky gives Toorop a variety of weapons as well as a UN passport that has to be injected under the skin of the neck. The towns and cities of Russia have been turned into dangerous, overpopulated slums by war and terrorist activity, forcing Toorop, Aurora, and Rebeka to face dangers of the human element, while fleeing from an unknown group of mercenaries claiming to have been sent by Aurora's supposedly dead father. Later, they board a submarine that carries refugees to Canada. Cast
Gandhi Institute (GandhiWorldwide) Mahatma Gandhi Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā — "Great Soul"). In India he is generally regarded as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu—"Father") and Jathi Pitha (father of the nation); he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in the form he called Satyagraha. He led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule. Quotes Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. If India adopted the doctrine of love as an active part of her religion and introduced it in her politics, Swaraj would descend upon India from heaven. 1890s 1900s Full text online
History and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi (First of 5 pages) Vinay Lal Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in the town of Porbander in the state of what is now Gujarat on 2 October 1869. He had his schooling in nearby Rajkot, where his father served as the adviser or prime minister to the local ruler. Gandhi later recorded the early years of his life in his extraordinary autobiography, The Story of My Experimentswith Truth. In London, Gandhi encountered theosophists, vegetarians, and others who were disenchanted not only with industrialism, but with the legacy of Enlightenment thought.
Mahatma Gandhi | Spiritual/Political Leader and Humanitarian At age 13, Gandhi joined Kasturba, age 12, in a marriage arranged by their parents. The Gandhis had four sons: Harilal and Manilal, born in India, and Ramdas and Devdas born in South Africa. While Gandhi displayed loving kindness to everyone else, he was quite demanding and severe with his wife and sons. Use the links below to learn more about Gandhi's relationship with his family. Gandhi studied law in London and returned to India in 1891 to practice. In 1915 Gandhi returned to India. India was granted independence in 1947, and partitioned into India and Pakistan. Among the tributes to Gandhi upon his death were these words by the great physicist, Albert Einstein: “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.” If you are aware of books, movies, databases, web sites or other information sources about Mahatma Gandhi or related subjects, or if you would like to comment, please contact us . Resource Menu Books By/About Gandhi Gandhi Images
Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Ranking the List We thought it would be interesting if we could coagulate the most commonly cited dystopian movies and rank them not to preference, but to an average score made up of both Rotten Tomatoes (RT) and IMDB ratings. We’ve taken both ratings, added them together and found an average score for each film. 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47. 46.
Gandhi (film) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Gandhi est un film indo-britannique de Richard Attenborough sorti en 1982. Le film retrace différents éléments célèbres de la vie de Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi et de la lutte pour l'indépendance indienne. 300 000 figurants ont été engagés pour la scène des funérailles. 200 000 d'entre eux étaient bénévoles et 94 560 ont obtenu une petite somme d'argent. Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi became one of the pivotal figures, if not the main figure, in India's history in the Twentieth Century. Along with Jinnah and Nehru, Gandhi shaped India's history up to its independence in 1947. Mahatma Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869 and he died on the 30th of January 1948. Gandhi was born in Porbander in western India. In 1888, he went to London to study law. He returned to Bombay to work as a barrister but went to South Africa to work in 1907. Gandhi encouraged Indians to boycott British goods and buy Indian goods instead. Gandhi was imprisoned in 1922, 1930, 1933 and in 1942. In 1931, Gandhi came to Britain for the Round Table conferences. When in India, Gandhi took on the British where possible. He realised that the religious issues of India were too deep for any remedy to work.