Film & Discussion : Farewell My Indian Soldier – A Never before told story!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/03/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secunderabad Club

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7.30 pm onwards |3rd of March| Secunderabad Club
Entry Fee: Rs.100! Walk-in for Secunderabad Club members | Dress code: Business Casuals | For more info contact: culture@afhyderabad.org

Farewell My Indian Soldier (64 min.)
(a Rajya Sabha Television and Silhouette Films Indo-French co-production)
in collaboration with Secunderabad Club, Telangana Government and Air France

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 02.50.27Vijay Singh’s latest film Farewell My Indian Soldier (Mademoiselle France pleure) 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.

In this film, Vijay Singh recounts the story of Indian soldiers through the eyes of love and human affection. 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 Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 03.07.50the victims of a 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, a descendant of an unknown Indian soldier and his French hostess, journeys across France, Belgium, England and Ind