INTACH Cultural Affairs: film screening of Vijay Singh’s latest film- ‘ Farewell My Indian Soldier’( 64 min.) onTuesday, 23rd August, 2016 at 3p.m. at INTACH, 71 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. Back

Dear Friends,

 

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to a film screening of Vijay Singh’s latest film- ‘ Farewell My Indian Soldier’( 64 min.) onTuesday, 23rd August, 2016 at 3p.m. at INTACH, 71 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

 

Vijay Singh is an acclaimed Indian novelist-filmmaker living in Paris.

 

The film is a docu-fiction, a moving portrayal of Indian Soldiers who came to fight in France and Belgium during the First World War. The Presence of these 150,000 soldiers in Europe is a virtually unknown fact of history.

 

The film recounts the story of Indian soldiers through the eyes of love and human affection. During the period, children were born to Indian soldiers and French women. These Indo-French Children became the victims of taboo, because of which most people avoided them. This film is inspired by the story of one such child. In this film, a young girl (Paloma Coquant), a descendent of an unknown Indian soldier and his French hostess, journeys across France, Belgium, England and India, and weaves around it the fascinating story of the Indian Soldiers in WW1.

Using rare archive, historical testimonies, 100-year old Indian war songs and 600 insightful letters written home by soldiers about their mind-altering experience in France, this film tells the story of these men of whom 10,000 were never to return to their motherland.

 

Please join us for the tea after the screening.

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