life story of Mahatma Gandhi (Ben Kingsley).
begins in South Africa in 1893, where Gandhi is kicked off a train
for traveling in first class when blacks are only allowed in third.
This encourages him, over many years, to lead dissension in South
Africa where he leads civil disobedience, burning hated passes (id).
India 1915: Gandhi returns as hero. He tours the country and is
upset by the injustices he sees. He is persuaded to campaign for
Home Rule against the occupying British Empire.
is arrested for disturbing the peace, but by using his method of
peaceful non cooperation, and being loved by the population, undermines
the British authorities.
massacre, where British troops fired into the crowd killing 1516
and injuring about as many including children, was a turning point.
Gandhi leads a march across the country to the Sea, where he makes
salt without a license (as British law requires). He is not arrested.