Program
Ahimsa: Non-Violence
Producing Organization
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
KRMA-TV (Television station : Denver, Colo.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
Rocky Mountain PBS (Denver, Colorado)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-52-87pnw5t0
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Description
Program Description
"Filmed at more than 100 locations throughout India by a KRMA-TV crew, and narrated by actress Lindsay Wagner, AHIMSA: NON-VIOLENCE depicts the impact of Jainism on Indian civilization, culminating with its influence on Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama. Freely translated, 'Ahimsa' means non-violence, which is the foremost tenet of Jainism. This little known, 3000 year-old religion has no God and no formal worship, but is founded instead on the World's first ecological revolution. "The Jain religion is one that never fought a war in all its history, that promotes vegetarianism, prosperity in business, social welfare programs, and generous philanthropy. Though Jains comprise a mere one percent of India's population, they provide over half the country's total tax base and the bulk of its social welfare contributions. "In the program, Jains speak out, addressing modern issues from their homes, temples, animal shelters, factories, law offices and shrines. Activist monks, the Dalai Lama, leading industrialists, and the 'Popes' of four leading Jain sects are all part of this unique story, along with lawyers, doctors, and critics. "Through AHIMSA: NON-VIOLENCE the Jain community speaks to all peoples with its inspired and often dazzling common sense. For example, the monks of one Jain sect are distinguished by their total nudity, suggesting the ultimate form of renunciation, and showing that 'here is a man who can be happy without wanting anything.' "AHIMSA: NON-VIOLENCE merits Peabody consideration because it documents an alternative lifestyle whose adherents reject all forms of violence and yet are able to [prosper] in this less than peaceful world. Along with depicting the Jain religion, AHIMSA also provides viewers with an insight into India and her people, including Jain temples and leaders who have never before been recorded by Western cameras. AHIMSA can best be described as a film not just about Indian and Jains but about the human capacity for resolving conflict."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form.
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Broadcast Date
1987-12-20
Created Date
1987
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:01:05.629
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Credits
Producing Organization: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Producing Organization: KRMA-TV (Television station : Denver, Colo.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-3f4aea2b271 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:59:00
Rocky Mountain PBS (KRMA)
Identifier: cpb-aacip-f52589a9b04 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Dub
Duration: 00:58:26
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Citations
Chicago: “Ahimsa: Non-Violence,” 1987-12-20, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Rocky Mountain PBS, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-52-87pnw5t0.
MLA: “Ahimsa: Non-Violence.” 1987-12-20. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Rocky Mountain PBS, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-52-87pnw5t0>.
APA: Ahimsa: Non-Violence. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Rocky Mountain PBS, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-52-87pnw5t0