We are thrilled to announce we have an anonymous donor who has agreed to match all donations up to $5000!
Watch our teaser trailer !Keegan Kuhn, award-winning Co-Director of Cowspiracy, What the Health, and the brand new film, Running for Good, endorses our film.Renee King-Sonnen, Founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary supports our mission.Who are we?
Dolly Vyas-Ahuja, producer
Dolly Vyas-Ahuja is an Ahimsa animal activist and a voice for the voiceless. Her mission is to spread awareness and education about the cruelty of the Dairy Industry. She comes from a Gandhian family and is the granddaughter of a Freedom Fighter for social justice in India. One of her main objectives is to have Indian temples pledge to be cruelty free and ban the use of dairy products. She also frequently speaks at Jain temples and various vegan events to stress the importance of switching to a plant based diet for animals, the environment, and human health. She was honored to speak at the World Vegan Conference in New Delhi, India. Her goal is to create a world where everyone lives their essential nature of practicing compassion. She hopes the film will inspire those to incorporate pure Ahimsa into their daily lives.
Aryeman Ramsay, Director
Aryeman Ramsay, known as Aryeman is an Indian actor who has appeared in Bollywood films. He is the son of the famous producer Keshu Ramsay and is a social activist. Aryeman made his Bollywood debut in “Family Ties of Blood” and was nominated for a Filmfare best male debut award for his exceptional performance. He followed this with acclaimed performances in films such as “Good Luck” and “Ek Aadat”. Aryeman transitioned to directing with his action based thriller starring Maniesh Paul and Ravi Kishan. For his role, he received superb reviews from critics. His film “The Untold 2006 Varanasi” was awarded best direction at Vigyan Bhawan Delhi India and the film has been submitted for the Toronto Film Festival. What is “The Land of Ahimsa”?
“The Land of Ahimsa” is a feature length documentary that follows Dolly Vyas-Ahuja on her journey to veganism. Dolly narrates and produces the film, alongside Bollywood actor Aryeman, who directs.
“The Land of Ahimsa” will strive to inspire and encourage the people of India to adopt a vegan way of life by showing them how easy it is. Indians are waking up to the truth that all animals are intelligent species and deserve a chance to live. Veganism is steadily growing all around the world as countries are recognizing the impact on climate and health. India must rise up and position itself as a leading country in the plant-based movement as well as put into practice “Ahimsa” which means non violence to all living beings.
Throughout the film, we interview plant-based doctors, athletes, Animal Activists, entrepreneurs, and visit sanctuaries to illustrate the importance of “Ahimsa” in action in India with the hope this will resonate across the globe. We demonstrate how by rising to the true meaning of the word, we are 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 film follows Dolly as she returns to her homeland after having discovered the power of “Ahimsa” through her transition to a vegan lifestyle. She relates her experience to that of her grandfather, who was a Freedom fighter who marched alongside Gandhi to liberate India from British rule. Similarly, the film shows her strength in fighting for justice of all beings through the Animal Liberation March. She uses her own voice to expose the truth about the cruelty of the Dairy Industry by educating others through her presentations at various events throughout India and the US.
We will show viewers how accessible it is to put “Ahimsa” into their daily lives. After watching the film we hope viewers will feel motivated to choose peace over violence and fight against injustices. Additionally, we hope to inspire viewers to seek the truth and challenge industries and corporations that make money from lying and deceiving consumers and profit from killing sentient beings. Why is this film important?
“The Land of Ahimsa” will encourage Indians, as well as viewers all around the world, to practice “Ahimsa”, non-violent behaviors. This will greatly transform the state of the country and return it back to the peaceful place it once was. Inspiring viewers to adopt a vegan lifestyle will benefit their health and wellness, the state of the environment, and will reduce the unnecessary suffering of animals. Watching the film will make viewers feel motivated and empowered to change the world starting with the food they eat to the way they treat others. Everyone has an inner activist who seeks truth and justice and this film will hopefully bring out this inner voice.
We need your help to change people’s perceptions and start a movement of non-violence.
You can be a part of the movement and benefit from the film’s positive message. Select a reward and help us spread the message far and wide. What do we plan to do with the contribution?
Your contribution will cover the cost of filming the remainder of the documentary, travel costs, as well as interviews with experts in their respective fields. It will also cover post production, which includes editing, mixing, and soundtrack. Furthermore, we will use additional funding for marketing and distribution of the film. This will ensure that as many people as possible will have access to “The Land of Ahimsa”, which will create a lasting effect on viewers as they are compelled to treat all living beings peacefully. What does this documentary aim to achieve?
Just as Gandhi inspired Indians to change their attitudes and start to wear khadi clothing, we hope to inspire viewers to change their diets to improve the state of the world. Our goal of the film is to encourage viewers to align their values with their behaviors and strive to put “Ahimsa” in action through love and peace. Imagine if the 1.3 billion Indian population all went vegan. We could easily reverse climate change, eliminate animal suffering, solve world hunger, and prevent harmful human diseases.
Be a part of this movement to transform the world to bring back the meaning of “Ahimsa”.
For more info, visit our website: http://www.thelandofahimsa.com Rewards
We have some fantastic rewards for you as a thank you for helping us raise the money needed to distribute our film.
$25 – Social media shout out/appreciation post
$50 –Social media shout out and your choice of a mug or T-shirt
$100 – All of the above and a signed copy of the DVD
$250 – All of the above and a special thanks in the movie’s closing credits
$500 – All of the above and a virtual meet and greet with the Filmmaker/Producer
$1000 – All of the above and an invite for you and a guest to our LA screening and reception in August (travel not included)
$2500 – All of the above and an advance copy of the film for you to host a private screening
$5000 – All of the above and the filmmaker will fly in to attend your private screening