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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