Two Men, One Dream

    The Project

    Two Men, One Dream, the Connection between Gandhi and King is a two hour documentary being produced for broadcast on US Public Television. It delves into the lives and philosophies of two of the most iconic influential figures in the 20th Century. The documentary explores how Gandhi came to the realization that non-violent civil protest was the only way for India to achieve independence and to end the caste system. The show then follows the early US civil rights movement’s connection to Gandhi—both direct and indirect and how that shaped Martin Luther King Jr. This film draws the parallels and convergent paths these two men and their movements took. We follow Kings’ personal philosophical growth and ultimately his strict adherence to the Gandhian philosophy of non-violence. This is a story that resonates as much today as in the 60’s in both civil rights issues close to home and civil strife abroad. We can learn from these two men and their approach. It is a story that needs to be told.