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From October 27 to 29, the first edition of the “Gange sur Garonne” festival will be held in Cratère, celebrating India’s multiculturalism in a cinema away from the spotlight of Bollywood.
After enjoying great success in Paris, the Indian film festival takes place in Toulouse, a city that programmer Chayan Sarkar loves, “I have lived here for 2 years, I love this city and I want to show a little of my culture. » Producer and actor, he hopes to promote the Pink City internationally. “I would love to be able to shoot a film in Toulouse as part of a French-Indian co-production.” It must be said that Indian cinema has an unexpected richness. “Colours, languages, various cultural and spiritual traditions offer a unique diversity. This is also seen in the creation, therefore, of a program consisting of films that are very different from each other.” Bringing together world and European premieres, the screenings cover a diverse range of subjects such as social injustice, human exploitation, feminism and cultural roots.
“It reflects what is happening in India in a less political and more social context. This is the best way to educate about a culture. » Among the works that should not be missed is “Naanu Kusuma” which explores the difficulties of being a woman in a corrupt male world, Friday 27 October at 16.30 “Gunjal”, Saturday 28 October at 20.00 h 15 condemns the exploitation of children in Pakistan. To end on a lighter note, dive into “Ajob Karkhana” on Sunday October 29 at 4:25pm which depicts the journey of a westernized rock star who will find his roots in Bangladeshi folk music.
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