The graphic above was made for the documentary film THE AVINASHI SOCIAL CLUB: www.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.
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 The film draws exclusively on historical documents of the day, and BKs own publications .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...