In a land of 1.4 billion people, there’s a stirring movement that runs deep in the valleys and deserts. ‘The Land of Ahimsa’ is the first feature-length documentary on Dolly Vyas-Ahuja’s journey to becoming a vegan and a voice for the voiceless. After an overnight transformation to veganism eight years ago, she returns to her motherland with a new set of eyes that are open to animal cruelty. Dolly strives to transform India back into the “Land of Ahimsa,” and inspire others to immediately end violence towards all living beings.
Directed by Aryeman Ramsay, son of late Keshu Ramsay, ‘The Land Of Ahimsa’ will strive to inspire and encourage the people of India to reclaim their true role as keepers of spiritual heart of the Mother Earth, India. The Land Of Ahimsa’ is a documentary on Veganism, that brings you on a journey to understanding the origins of Ahimsa with experts on environment, nutrition, spirituality and advocacy to illustrate the importance of “Ahimsa” in action in India with the intention that this will resonate across the globe.
After a long wait for a good script and after the pandemic Aryeman was excited to direct ‘The Land Of Ahimsa’. Aryeman shares his experiences with us while shooting for this lovely documentary. He says, ““This documentary will transform the Indian and world population to adopt an Ahimsic lifestyle. My 10-year-old son had turned vegetarian after attending the shoot for just 2 days”.
Aryeman came to direct The Land Of Ahimsa when a family friend Dolly Vyas-Ahuja, the producer of this documentary approached him. Being his first documentary Aryeman was all excited with the research Dolly had done as she returned to her homeland after having discovering the power of “Ahimsa” through her transition to a vegan lifestyle.
Dolly Ahuja happens to be the granddaughter of freedom Fighter Chhaganlal Joshi. As a first time producer Dolly shares what got her back to India and produce a documentary on Veganism. She says, “Once I found out about the cruelty of dairy and animal agriculture, I started to see the world through their lens. Their baby being taken away was my baby, their milk being stolen was my milk being stolen, their anxiety, fear and pain became a part of me. I had to take action and share my truth with the rest of India.”
This documentary covers multiple dimensions for why one needs to practice Ahimsa. While India is currently the diabetes capital of the world, this film covers the ethical treatment to animals, benefits to our health and climate change. Throughout the film, the makers have interviewed plant-based doctors, athletes, animal activists, entrepreneurs, and visit sanctuaries to illustrate the importance of “Ahimsa” in action in India with the intention this will resonate across the globe. They demonstrate how by rising to the true meaning of the word, we will be able to create a non-violent world which will relieve suffering of all living beings, improve our health and wellness, and allow us to live in a clean environment.
The Land Of Ahimsa is Directed by Aryeman Ramsay and Produced by Dolly Vyas-Ahuja and Mayur Ahuja. The Executive producers are Dr. Sailesh Rao (Cowspiracy, What the Health and Prayer for Compassion) and Jerome Flynn (Actor in Game of Thrones). The documentary features Maneka Gandhi, Dr. Sailesh Rao (Founder of Climate Healers), Philip Wollen, Keegan Kuhn, (Co-Director of Cowspiracy, What the Health), Dr. Neal Barnard (Founder of the Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine), Arvind, Jane Velez-Mitchell (Founder of Uncahined TV), Dr. Rupa Shah, Dr. Will Tuttle (Bestselling author), Abhishek Sinha (Founder of Gooddot), Dr. Munish and Dr. Bandana Chawla, Darshana Muzumdar, Jim Meyers, Dr. Nandita Shah, Dr. Deepak Kotecha, Kuntal Joisher, Dr. Sulekh Jain and many others.
Trailer Link: https://bit.ly/3PiYB4c