'THE AVINASHI SOCIAL CLUB' : THE MOVIE

Poster for the popular documentary film The Avinashi Social Club' (69 mins) www.vimeo.com/26821419

              The graphic above was made for the documentary film THE AVINASHI SOCIAL  CLUBwww.vimeo.com/26821419 The film was made by a group of freethinking but committed longtime Australian and Indian BKs: it was filmed and edited in just two weeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BK Retreat Centre at Leura, near Sydney, in 2011.

The film was the first attempt to bring aspects of the newly discovered BKWSU history to a wider BK audience. It tells the story of the young girls, now elderly women, who were among the early followers of Lekraj Kripalani , or 'Prajapati God Brahma' : later known as Prajapita Brahma  and 'Brahma Baba'. The film  draws exclusively on historical documents of the day, and BKs own publications . However,The Avinashi Social Club was, alas,immediately banned by Mr Charles Hogg, BKA Board Chair, from screening in BKA centres, with the support of the BKA board.. most of whom had yet to view the film.🤔 The board then sent out a survey to the BK audience to find out their  opinions about the film : the response was overwhelmingly positive. However, senior BKA board members spread the word that the responses were overwhelmingly negative. Two years later, to the board's credit, an apology for the misinformation was circulated to BKA stakeholders.

            Interestingly, although the film was made in 2011, documents  discovered since then have shed further light on the BKWSU story as presented as the official history in Adi Dev.ADI DEV : WHAT ? You can view these documents, photos, books, letters and trivia at  www.brahmakumarisresearch.org 

As the graphic above indicates, the film was also screened at Peace Village NY, to the BK Global Integrated Media group (GIM) later in the year: members happily took home a  USB  of the show, to screen back home...🙂 So if you like, click on the link above and have a squizz at the film...

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Cher | Reply 05.11.2015 23:07

Shame

So sad

"newly revealed history " ?

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane

Sowing & Reaping | Reply 12.07.2015 14:39

"....banned by the Australian Brahma Kumaris Board..." To enforce the ban based on a lie about member response, is corrupt. A corrupt board.

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05.07 | 21:21

Sure, but that radical change was the result of a number of successive refinements in those 25 years. Paradigm Shifts rarely happen suddenly -

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05.07 | 21:12

Not sure if this applies so much to BK in India.
But in Europe, the BK community certainly looks like a species slowly heading for extinction.

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05.07 | 20:35

Baba may not have made any major distinction here. After all, early movies did not have much cinematography. They were largely recorded theater performances

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05.07 | 06:14

That makes much more sense then
Baba must have referred to a theater performance in 1901, which then fits the year of his marriage perfectly.

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