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” and is planning to distribute it to PBS beginning in March, 2023, in honor of Women’s History Month.

best historical subject laurel   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   Award Winner Toronto 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– Feature Documentary by Will Espero, in Daria!, An Arts, Culture and Entertainment Magazine, October 2022