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Gandhi - Indian Independence 75th Anniversary: Film History Livestream (Aug. 12)

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August 15th is the 75th anniversary of Indian independence from the United Kingdom.
To commemorate this historic event we invite you to join us for "Gandhi - Indian Independence 75th Anniversary - Film History Livestream", which will include a full screening of the 1982 film Gandhi starring Ben Kingsley in the title role and directed and produced by Richard Attenborough.
This full program will take place on two separate dates, each with a full screening of the 191-minute film. You are welcome to join us for either or both screenings.
Friday, August 12 - 6:00 pm est (Washington, DC time)
Sunday, August 14 – 10:00 am est (Washington, DC time)

The Indian Independence Movement was a series of historic events with the ultimate aim of ending British rule in India. It lasted from 1857 to 1947.
Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the provisions of the 1947 Indian Independence Act, which transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly, came into effect.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer,[4] anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist[6] who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule, and to later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "great-souled", "venerable"), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

Gandhi is a 1982 period biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of nonviolent non-cooperative Indian independence movement against the British Empire during the 20th century. A co-production between India and United Kingdom, it is directed and produced by Richard Attenborough from a screenplay written by John Briley. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role. The film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off from a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted.

Film History Livestream Programs
Each film history program will have two parts.
The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 15-30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.
The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the film.
During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization New York History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs:
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

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Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
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When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Claude Monet's Giverny - A Home and Garden Livestream Tour

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Join for an online/virtual tour of Claude Monet's home and gardens in Giverny, France!

Claude Monet lived and painted in Giverny from 1883 to his death in 1926. He purchased a house and property and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. He began painting the water lilies in 1899, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years of his life. Monet gained much of his inspiration from his gardens and believed it was important to surround himself with nature and paint outdoors.

Oscar-Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris. Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons.

Our program will be a slide-show presentation with some short videos of Giverny. Due to Covid we will not be livestreaming from Giverny itself - but our tour program will be the next best thing to being there. : )

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization New York History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs:
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

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Zoom Connection Link
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Experience the history and culture of New York City - and the world!

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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Gandhi - Indian Independence 75th Anniversary: Film History Livestream (Aug. 14)

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August 15th is the 75th anniversary of Indian independence from the United Kingdom.
To commemorate this historic event we invite you to join us for "Gandhi - Indian Independence 75th Anniversary - Film History Livestream", which will include a full screening of the 1982 film Gandhi starring Ben Kingsley in the title role and directed and produced by Richard Attenborough.
This full program will take place on two separate dates, each with a full screening of the 191-minute film. You are welcome to join us for either or both screenings.
Friday, August 12 - 6:00 pm est (Washington, DC time)
Sunday, August 14 – 10:00 am est (Washington, DC time)

The Indian Independence Movement was a series of historic events with the ultimate aim of ending British rule in India. It lasted from 1857 to 1947.
Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the provisions of the 1947 Indian Independence Act, which transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly, came into effect.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer,[4] anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist[6] who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule, and to later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "great-souled", "venerable"), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

Gandhi is a 1982 period biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of nonviolent non-cooperative Indian independence movement against the British Empire during the 20th century. A co-production between India and United Kingdom, it is directed and produced by Richard Attenborough from a screenplay written by John Briley. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role. The film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off from a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted.

Film History Livestream Programs
Each film history program will have two parts.
The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 15-30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.
The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the film.
During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.

***

Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization New York History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs:
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

***

Zoom Connection Link
Click (or Copy and Paste) and Follow the Instructions:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87088079839
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

***

New York History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of New York City - and the world!

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

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Islam 101: Shari'a Law -- with Dr. Sabeel Ahmed

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Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is the Executive Director of the GainPeace Project, an outreach project of Islamic Circle of North America. He is currently a board member of ICNA national and is leading their national task force to tackle Islamophobia.

As a director of GainPeace, Dr. Sabeel's aim is to bring out the commonalities and build bridges between people of various faith, races, and nationalities and share the beautiful faith of Islam with our fellow Americans.

In this specific presentation, Dr. Sabeel Ahmed will discuss the Shari'a, and how do Muslims understand, codify, and live by religious law, dispelling the notion that Shari'a is a threat to common decency, civility, and compassion.

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Topic: Sharia Law
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