The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of India for Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate presents in parallel to the Indian Filmfestival Stuttgart events which showcase topics related to India. The mission of the Indian Summer is to provide a platform to exchange ideas and strengthen the communication and understanding between the cultures.
On Thursday, the 20th of July the School Day takes place from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm in hall 2.
until 12th of July 2017
Application form found here
€ 4 per student
(Free tickets for up to two accompanying adults)
The documentary ‘An Insignificant Man’ will be shown on School Day.
The film reconstructs the eventful political debut of Arvind Kejrlwals, who promises to turn Indian politics on its head, but the biggest democracy on the planet is not what it is expected to be. The film looks deeply into Indian politics, the battle for ideals and the political chaos. A testimony of triumph and despair, power and impotence.
The film screening is preceded by an in-depth introduction into the themes being shown by topic specialists.
Let’s tea talk about India!
Welcome tot he country of big contrasts! Our Tea Talks have been part of the festival for more than ten years. What happens behind closed doors in India’s politics is discussed openly at the Tea Talk: Exchange your views and opinions concerning particular topics with interesting and skilled people. It’s the perfect opportunity for all fans of India to satisfy their thirst for knowledge. While having a cup of tea with an expert, you will get detailed information about India.
The Tea Talks are sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH. The lectures are usually held in German.
We cordially invite you to the following Tea Talks:
Thursday, 21st of July at 6 pm:
INDIAN MIGRANTS IN AFRICA – A BRIDGE FOR INDIA'S COMMITMENT THE CONTINENT
Friday, 22nd of July at 6 pm:
INDIA AND THE WEST: GLOBALISATION AND IDENTITY
Saturday, 23rd of July at 4 pm:
STUTTGART, MUMBAI AND TRANSPORT: MOBILITY, HABITS AND STATUS
Sunday, 24th of July at 4 pm:
FROM ASSAM TO DARJEELING – A TEA JOURNEY THROUGH NORTH INDIA
You can find the Tea Talks and additional information here
On Sunday, 23rd July at 2 pm Samit Kakkad’s ‘Half Ticket’, a film for the whole family (FSK 6) will be shown at the 14th Stuttgart Indian Film Festival.
‘Half Ticket' will be narrated live in the cinema, and in German by the actress Juliane Bacher.
The film tells the story of people materially poor, struggling to meet their needs, but rich in fantasy. Two children from the slums are fascinated by a pizza shop and would do anything to taste a pizza.
Henna painting is more than just a fad. It has been practiced in India for thousands of years and has deep cultural, as well as religious meaning. Henna is considered to be the plant of life owing to its positive effects upon the body. It aids cooling and disinfection and works as a skin and hair dye in addition to be a lucky charm. It grounds the body in nature and has positive effects upon its harmony.
Henna is a paste put on the skin and has a drying time of 20-30 minutes (the longer the paste stays on the skin, the better the results) and thereafter can be neither smudged nor wiped off. The pattern stays on the body for 7-14 days and disappears naturally through the skin renewing process.
At this festival we offer you on the opportunity to let Vijaya Schäfer give you your own henna.
Saturday 22nd and on Sunday 23rd of July starting at 1 pm.
A highlight on the Red Carpet is the singing ‚Bollywood-Greek’ Sakis Tsapakidis from Gerlingen
Filmmaker Dev Benegal will take you on a personal journey through the Indian Cinema landscape. He shows films that explore life on the subcontinent beyond the Bollywood formula. With the help of clips of some classic and cult films, he shows the work of filmmakers who break the rules to make themselves heard.
The afternoon’s master class is preceded in the morning by a public film screening of Dev Beneg's film 'ROAD MOVIE':
To escape from the responsibility of taking over his family's business, Vishnu decides to drive his uncle's old Chevy back across India. On the way he takes a variety of people and experiences a magical journey that will change his life.
Friday, 21st of July 2017
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
15 € (including film)
The masterclass in the afternoon is preceded by a public film screening of Dev Beneg's film 'ROAD MOVIE' in the morning.
The 3raddisko by Markus Vetter will present a very special event with soap bubbles, a light show and rich beats in front of the Metropol Cinema. The orange, three-wheeled moped (3 bhp, Krause Duo 4/1) has been giving off good vibes on Stuttgart’s streets and squares since 2012. The mobile party vehicle was originally a nursing home from the then-GDR. All-rounder and world traveller Markus Vetter turned the vehicle into a disco on wheels – with 300 W of sound, LED and laser lights, soap bubbles and a projector on board.