Sat 10 Nov

Farewell My Indian Soldier

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

14-18 Armistice Centenary

60 mins

in English

FRA | 2016 | dir. Vijay Singh, with Paloma Coquant, Monique Soupart

Vijay Singh recounts the story of Indian soldiers sent on the WW1 battlefield in France through rare archives, historical testimonies, Indian war songs and insightful letters written by soldiers, 10,000 of whom were never to return to their motherland. During their furlough on French barns, some Indian soldiers and French women developed affection for each other, and children were born. These Indo-French children became the victims of taboo. This film is inspired by the story of one such child.

Followed by a Q&A with director Vijay Singh and journalist Derek Malcolm

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