The Film

The film chronicles the gargantuan rally for peace, from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Spanning 475 days, 7500 kilometers, 11 states and
joined by 10 million people.

Walking with m

Amidst an atmosphere of political divisions, religious tensions and and growing fear between communities, Sri M (Mumtaz Ali/Madhukarnath) a Modern-Day Yogi, Spiritual Author, and Teacher, chooses peace over violence and takes up a 7500km peace-march, reviving an old mission to re-kindle India's ancient values of compassion, acceptance and human understanding. Through this journey, he and his co-walkers meet with people of all faiths and identities, walking across villages towns and cities, addressing the diverse Indian population to restore the idea of humanity amidst a violent socio-political atmosphere.

The film explores this genuine apolitical attempt for peace as key speakers and co-walkers from diverse backgrounds associated with the movement narrate their experiences with Sri M on this challenging and complex journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.

The film also traces the journey of how a silent grass-rooted movement, became the longest and the most inclusive peace-march in the modern world, by bringing together leaders and warring communities from different backgrounds and political leanings, on the same stage.


Finally the film lays emphasis on the microcosmic idea of an inner-journey, by acceptance of 'the other" who is walking together with you, which is reflected through the Walk of Hope movement itself, illustrating the necessity for a change of heart within the individual, the most critical catalyst for bringing socio-political change across the world.

SRI M

May We Walk Together

Sri M, also known as Mumtaz Ali or Madhukarnath, is a renowned spiritual teacher, social reformer, and educationist. He has authored several best-selling books, including his autobiography "Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master," "Shunya," and "Yoga Also for the Godless," among others. Born into an immigrant Muslim family in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Sri M was drawn to Indian spirituality from a young age. From the age of 19 to 22, he spent three years in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand with his teacher Maheshwarnath Babaji, who initiated him into the Nath tradition, and taught him the essence of Kriya Yoga, Vedanta, Upanishads, Sufism, and much more. In 1988, Sri M founded the Manav Ekta Mission (Human Unity Mission), a non-profit initiative that advocates for the concept of "divine equality" among all individuals and emphasizes the significance of peace and interfaith harmony. In 2015, he spearheaded "The Walk of Hope," a 7500 km peace march that lasted for 475 days, aimed at disseminating the message of the Manav Ekta Mission across India from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. In 2020, Sri M received the Padma Bhushan award for Spiritualism and for his social work and for the promotion of interfaith harmony.

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WHERE TO WATCH

Walking With M will be screened in theaters around the country. Watch this space for updates on screening dates!

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