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WAR & PEACE / JANG AUR AMAN
A Film by Anand Patwardhan

"The film itself is a tour de force, beautifully shot and often darkly funny and much more riveting than the dry subject matter might suggest." Duncan Campbell, The Guardian, UK

"War and Peace" has a riveting intelligence all its own and earns its epic title. Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

“We should listen to our voices of dissent for our own sake and for the sake of our children and their children. War and Peace is that voice’s most eloquent expression. Which is why it should be seen by everyone everywhere. In schools, in colleges, in factories, on television”
Anil Dharker, The Times of India

"A frightening examination of the continuing confrontation between nuclear neighbours India and Pakistan. Narrated in quiet yet passionate terms…" David Stratton, Variety

"Perhaps the most important film in this year's Berlin Film Festival" Reuters


Filmed over three tumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the USA - WAR & PEACE / JANG AUR AMAN is an epic documentary journey of peace activism in the face of global militarism and war. Triggered by macabre scenes of jubilation that greeted nuclear testing in the Indian sub-continent, WAR & PEACE / JANG AUR AMAN is dramatically framed by the murder of Mahatma Gandhi. Fifty years after his death memories of Gandhi seem like a mirage that never was, created by our thirst for peace and our very distance from it.

[130 minutes / Color / 2002]


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Awards


* Grand Prize, Earth Vision Global Environment Festival, Tokyo, 2002
* International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI), Sydney Film Festival, 2002
* Best Film/Video, Mumbai International Film Festival, 2002
* International Jury Prize, Mumbai International Film Festival, 2002
* Gold Award, Indian Documentary Producers' Association, 2002
* Best Documentary, International Video Festival, Kerala, 2003
* Best Documentary, Karachi International Film Festival, 2003
* Silver Dhow, Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2003
* Best Non-Fiction, National Film Awards, India, 2004

 

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