LAPD TO HOST: “From India with Love” NA18057lg

April 2, 2018

WHAT: A community screening of the award-winning documentary film “From India with Love”

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM

WHERE: The Studios at Paramount Pictures 5555 Melrose Ave (please enter the Bronson Gate off Melrose Ave.) Los Angeles, CA. 90038

WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Community Relations Division is partnering with International Association for Human Values (IAHV) to host a community screening of the award-winning documentary film “From India With Love” that promotes the ancient Indian philosophy of nonviolence. It will be followed by a Q&A with the Director and an interactive workshop on nonviolence.

From India with Love is a documentary film about victims of violence from across America who embarked on an epic journey to India, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had also visited India, in 1959, to study the nonviolence teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. The group included: a single mother whose son was brutally murdered in a tragic school shooting (Sandy Hook, Connecticut) and her best friend, a former gang member (Los Angeles, California), an educator (Newark, New Jersey), a social entrepreneur and a music scholar (both Black Lives Matter activists from Oakland, California). The film showcases how the ancient culture of India empowers them with tools, wisdom and inspiration to find healing, solace and to become ambassadors of nonviolence in their communities.

CONTACT: For questions, please feel free to contact Sergeant Watkins at (213) 486-6800