Gandhi: Bonus Material gives fans of the Academy Award winning film a look at the history and the creative development of this important epic. Vintage newsreel footage gives a glimpse of the real life Mahatma Gandhi, who led the mass civil resistance to establish Indian independence from the British Empire. Sir Ben Kingsley, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance, discusses how he approached playing the civil rights icon, who inspired Martin Luther King Jr. and other freedom fighters throughout the world. An interview with director Lord Richard Attenborough explains the design elements of this massive undertaking that covered many countries, decades and had a cast of thousands. Other features include a behind the scenes documentary, a photo montage, a cast and crew retrospective and other background materials. Both history buffs and movie lovers will enjoy the added dimensions these bonus materials add to this remarkable man and his life story.