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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Film explores the relationship between Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi—May 16 at LCC

EUGENE, Ore. - Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi never met, but they corresponded during the last year of Tolstoy’s life. Visiting Fulbright scholar Galina Evtushenko of Russia has made a film of their exchange, “Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi: A Double Portrait in the Interior of the Age.” The film will be screened at the Lane Community College Longhouse with Evtushenko present on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. This is a free public event.

The correspondence between the famous Russian writer and the iconic Indian political leader examined crucial philosophical, religious and political issues facing humanity in the 20th and 21st Centuries. The film shows that although Russia and India were separated by vast distances, the writing and examples of Tolstoy and Gandhi prove that the peoples of two great nations can be united through spirituality.

The screening is a collaboration of the Lane Community College divisions of Social Science and Languages, Literature and Communication (LLC); and the University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute.

For accommodations to attend this event, contact the LCC Center for Accessible Resources at (541) 463-5150 (voice), 711 (relay), or email

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Jeff Harrison, English instructor


(541) 463-5145

Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.