Webster University Film Series Presents In Gandhi’s Footsteps
March 12, 2012
What: Kiran Bedi, India’s first woman police officer, works in the most dangerous and violent parts of Indian society and has become recognized for her untraditional and non-violent approach to her job. She believes that police should help prevent social problems, not wait until they worsen. Bedi also transformed one of the largest prisons in the world, Tihar Central Jail, from a hell hole to a reformatory. Her innovations included meditation sessions and educational programs which helped reduce violence and provide the inmates with tools for rebuilding their lives. (Oystein F. Rakkenes, 2007, India, 50 min.)
Sponsored by Alternatives With Education (AWE), a prison educational outreach program that operates in several eastern Missouri prisons and jails. Following the movie, two former prison inmates who have re-entered the St. Louis community after serving long sentences will discuss their experiences.
When: Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm
For more information please visit the Film Series website.
Where: Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cost: FREE SCREENING
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council - a state agency.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.