Accolades & Press

Cynthia accepting Best Story award at Santa Fe Film Festival 2023

Cynthia accepting the “Best Story” award at Santa Fe Film Festival, February 2023

KASTURBA GANDHI: Accidental Activist has garnered praise and these Film Festival Awards. More kudos:  American Public Television has called it “excellent,” “insightful” and “ground-breaking.”  Beginning on March 1, 2023, APT distributed it for broadcast on PBS stations, the largest audience for documentaries in the U.S.  The PBS website estimates that over one year, 86% of all American TV households–or 211 million people–watch PBS. About 90% of the stations aired KASTURBA GANDHI in the first month.

  Winner Best Documentary Feature Art Film Spirit Awards 2022 Laurel   Best Story Santa Fe Film Festival 2023
Boston Independent Film Awards Laurel   Best Producer and Best Feature Director LA Independent Women Film Awards 2023   Official Selection Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2022
Tagore Winner Best Film on Women 2022   Tagore Winner Best Director 2022   Tagore Winner Best Documentary Film 2022
Tagore Winner Best Feature Script 2022   Tagore Winner Best Women's Film 2022   Best Biographical Film Toronto International Women Film Festival 2022


A few comments from audience members at the SNEAK PREVIEW in Detroit, Michigan, August 9, 2022:

“I was stunned by what I didn’t know.” – K.B.

“You have told a complex story artfully.” – G. P.

“Excellent. I hope all the world can see this soon.” J.N.

“I see this film as a classic.” C.M.

Read the article: Documentary reveals the overlooked life of activist Kasturba Gandhi by Adrian Gomez, in Albuquerque Journal February 15, 2023

Read the article: Kasturba Gandhi: Accidental Activist in the Toronto Film Magazine, December 2022

Read the article: Kasturba Gandhi:  Accidental Activist– Feature Documentary by Will Espero, in Daria!, An Arts, Culture and Entertainment Magazine, October 2022