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Farewell My Indian Soldier

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Date(s) - 19/02/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bharat Bhavan


Farewell My Indian Soldier
World War I docu-film by Indian filmmaker Vijay Singh
19 February, 6.30pm @ Bharat Bhavan

The screening will be followed by a discussion between the director of the film Vijay Singh and the chief guest of the evening Dr. Shashi Tharoor Hon. MP.

Mr Vijay Singh, acclaimed Paris-based Indian filmmaker, scriptwriter and novelist, will present his new film Farewell My Indian Soldier, a docu-fiction on Indian soldiers who came to France and Belgium to fight in the First World War. Following its market screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, this film is expected to travel to international film festivals worldwide.

Farewell My Indian Soldier is the first ever film to be dedicated to the 140,000 Indian soldiers and civilian workers who defended France against invasion. Co-produced by Silhouette Films and Rajya Sabha Television, and supported by the Embassy of France in India, this film uses rare archive, historical testimonies, 100-year old Indian war songs and 600 insightful letters written home by soldiers to tell the fascinating story of Indian soldiers of whom 10,000 were never to return to their motherland.

Entry is free.