“Handful of Leaves," a film produced by Vishnu Vasu, tells the story of Dr. A T Ariyaratne and the creation of the largest non-governmental organization in Sri Lanka, the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Through interviews with Ariyaratne, his family members, and thought leaders from around the world, we get a glimpse into the life and work of this three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and his 60 years of service in spreading messages of community awakening. Ariyaratne knew that to start a revolution, he would have to begin with the soul of the people. He traveled to India and met those who inspired and who were inspired by Gandhi. The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, rooted in Buddhism and other ancient Sri Lankan traditions teaches happiness through service to those in need - "sharing of labor, thought and energy for the awakening of all."
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