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July 2019

Opening Ceremony

July 17 @ 20:00 - 23:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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Big opening with stars and guests from India, dance and presenter. We are especially pleased to welcome Dar Gai, the director of the opening film "Namdev Bhau - In Search of Silence". The Red Carpet leading directly into the empire of the great storytellers of the Indian Film.

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School Day

July 18 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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5€

School Day - Screening and public discussion On Thursday, 18 July 2019, the school day will be held as part of the 16th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart. Individuals are welcome to register, admission is free for persons person accompanying pupils or groups. Here, the festival audience and pupils of grades 9 to 12 gain an insight into the diversity of politically and socially relevant topics of India. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Aijaz…

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Sona Dhwandi Bhed Te Succha Pahad – The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain

July 18 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

After a fighter jet has crashed high up in the Himalayas, an old shepherd leaves his flock to find and save the pilot, if possible. However, the jet has crashed in a mountain area considered to be sacred and the shepherd does not dare to advance to the accident site. He fears that it might mean bad luck for his animals if he entered holy ground. The film tells the story with impressive and poetic images and takes audiences to…

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Documentary I (Buried Seeds)

July 18 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The film explores how with passion, willpower and resolve a man can overcome every adversity and achieve great personal and professional success. Today, Vikas Khanna is an award-winning, Michelin-starred Indian chief, successful restaurateur, author of cookbooks, filmmaker, and humanitarian. His debut feature film as a director,‘The last Color’ is also screened at this year’s Indian Film festival Stuttgart. Born in poverty, he also had the handicap of misaligned feet to bear. He found refuge and comfort in the kitchen of…

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Shorts I (Nooreh, Kul Gov Garem, Letters, Children of the soil, Apples and Oranges)

July 18 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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Panel: India, Germany and the European Union

July 18 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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5€

Special Tea Talk, July 18th 2019 Europe and India Simultaneous translation german english/english german 5.30 pm   Admittance / Accreditation 6 pm         Welcoming 6.10 pm    Start Discussion 8 pm         Reception in the foyer European-Indian Relations: Politics – Strategy – Economy India, Germany and the EU: the world’s largest democracy and the global perspective for the Western community of states India presents itself in unparalleled diversity – internationally as well as in the…

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Documentary II (Sindhustan & My Home India)

July 18 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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The Last Color

July 18 @ 20:30 - 22:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

Nine-year-old tightrope dancer and flower seller Chhoti has a dream to pursue: She wants to save 300 Rupies, about four Dollars, so that she can go to school. The film shows Chhoti and her best friend Chintu's daily struggle for survival in the streets of the historical city of Banaras. Chhoti befriends Noor, a widow dressed in white who suffers a life of total abstinence and is not allowed to take part in any festivities. Holi, the Indian festival of…

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Abyakto – Unsaid

July 19 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The film is a touching tale of a mother and her son, recounting a relationship which has not always been free of tension in the past. It is about Indra’s journey from his childhood to his adolescence and adulthood. One day, Indra has to help his mother with an estate matter. At that point, the young man lives in another town together with his girlfriend, and is rarely in touch with his mother. While he spends time with his mother,…

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Lihaaf – The Quilt

July 19 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The story is told from the perspective of young Ismat. When she joins the Begum's household she notices inexplicable and frightening things going on that she cannot understand: At night, there are strange noises and movements underneath the quilt in the Begum's bedroom. Only years later, when she begins to understand, does she write the story down. It contains allusions to the topic of female sexuality, which cause public controversy that eventually lead to a court case where the writer…

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Ek Sangaychay – Unsaid Harmony

July 19 @ 18:00 - 20:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The four youths Kabir, Dhruv, Angad and Anahita are close friends who spend a lot of time together and are still looking for their place in life. While their parents only ever have their children’s “best interest” in mind, most of all safety and stability, the youths have goals of their own. With the focus on parent-child-relationships, the film portrays the often difficult relationship between generations, and shows again and again how important it is to maintain communication within the…

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Documentary III (G. D. Naidu & Sarala Virala)

July 19 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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Tea Talk: Cooperations vs. Confrontation: Relationship between the Superpowers India and China

July 19 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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5€

For years now, the relationship between India and China has been varying between  the extremes of confrontation and cooperation. In the summer of 2017, the troops of either side had been facing each other for weeks at the disputed border. Both states are competing for power and influence at the Indian Ocean and in Africa. Yet at the same time, India and China are collaborating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Which conflicts exist between the two states – and…

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Documentary IV (Women’s Voice – India’s Choice & Widows of Vrindavan)

July 19 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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The Sweet Requiem

July 19 @ 20:30 - 22:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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Shorts II (Gadhedo – Donkey, Dharma, Tungrus, Bagheera, Bebaak, Counterfeit Kunkoo)

July 19 @ 20:30 - 22:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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Dance Workshop

July 20 @ 11:30 - 14:00
Johnny M. Club Europaviertel, Im Kaisemer 1
stuttgart, 70191 Germany
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27,50€

An exclusive dance workshop with Derrick Linco, who has been working together with the Indian Filmfestival Stuttgart since 2005. Derrick has been living years in Germany for 25 years and is the owner of the dance school “Bombay Dance Club”, which is famous for Indian dance shows,  classes, workshops and parties. During his work together with many Indian and German Celebrities like Madam Saroj Khan, Shaimak Davar, Kaya Yanar and Loona, he became one of the most experienced Indian dance…

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Zee.One Series Special

July 20 @ 13:00 - 16:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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Chippa (Family Film)

July 20 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

This film about growing up is told as the story of a single night in Kolkata. Seen through the eyes of a child, a world full of wonder unfolds with enchanting conversations and impressions against the backdrop of harsh everyday life on the streets. When ten-year-old Chippa is given a letter from his father who disappeared years ago, he is determined to find out more. Unfortunately, the letter is written in Urdu, a language foreign to him, so he needs…

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Your Chance to win a travel voucher

July 20 @ 14:00 - 20:00

A varied entertainment event with many artists enchants visitors on the Red Carpet. It offers a varied programme with music and dance from the Indian cultural area. Starting at 14.00 pm everyone can participate in a raffle action with our partner Chamäleon and win an 200 Euro travel coupon. At 8.30 pm, before the start of the feature film ‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja – The Imposter Prince’ the winner will be announced in the hall.

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Tea Talk: Social Media in India: Activism and Fake News

July 20 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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5€

India has just gone through the world’s largest (democratic) election; campaigns had been run not only as street rallies, but mostly on smartphone displays – in social networks and on WhatsApp. In private life, social media play an increasingly important role, too. With 300 million users, India is the biggest market of messaging service WhatsApp, and it is similar with 260 million on Facebook and many accounts on Twitter and Instagram. This has positive and negative aspects. Just like young…

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Namdev Bhau – In Search of Silence

July 20 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The 65-year-old chauffeur Namdev Bhau is tired of the noise in the lively metropolis of  Mumbai. The constant blaring of the car horns, the engine sounds, the gibberish of his boss, the nagging of his wife – all this is too much for him. The logical consequence for him: He stops talking himself, with an occasional grunt being the only sound he makes. One day, Namdev reads a newspaper article about a “Valley of Silence” – a place where, apparently,…

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Hamid

July 20 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

Based on a true story, the film is about seven-year-old Hamid, whose father suddenly disappeared – like many men in the region of Kashmir since the conflict started in 1989. From one day to the next, the boy’s life is turned upside down. He looks for his father everywhere. Desperate, sad and deeply disappointed by life, Hamid’s mother responds with numb resignation and ignores her son’s questions and concerns. Eventually she tells him that his father is with God. Lonely…

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#Gadhvi

July 20 @ 18:00 - 20:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The satirical comedy is about the pacifist Gadhvi who resembles Mahatma Gandhi not only in outward appearance, and the social media celebrate Gadhvi as Gandhi’s reincarnation. Gadhvi comes to the aid of a farmer whose land was expropriated by ruthless industrialist Omkar with the help of a corrupt politician. Omkar wants to set up a building site on the land and sends construction vehicles, but Gadhvi stands in their way. Gadhvi is celebrated as a hero on the internet and…

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Documentary V (Coral Woman & Peacock Plume)

July 20 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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Shorts III (Destiny’s Two, Detour, Kivaad – The Door, Rishtey – Relations, The Guide, Vinya)

July 20 @ 20:30 - 22:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
9€
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Ek Je Chhilo Raja – The Imposter Prince

July 20 @ 20:30 - 23:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

Mahendra Kumar Choudhuri is the second eldest prince and heir to the Bhawal Estate. When he contracts syphilis, he is taken to Darjeeling for treatment. His wife  Chandrabati Devi, his brother-in-law Satya, and the family doctor go with him. Officially, this is where he died and was cremated. Twelve years later, a monk shows up at the estate. Soon rumours spread that Prince Mahendra has returned, as the monk resembles him in many ways: They share various habits and even…

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Tea Matinée + Documentary ‘Satyarthi’

July 21 @ 10:00 - 13:00
12€

On Sunday morning the Tea Matinée takes place, organized in cooperation with the charity partners Childaid and Ronnefeldt. In an atmospheric setting you can taste different teas. Live music is provided by well-known tabla player Suman Sarkar from Kolkata. Afterwards, the documentary ‘Satyarthi’ by director Pankaj Johar will be screened, focusing on Kailash Satyarthi Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2014 and his life's work.  

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Documentary VI (Tea Matinée & Satyarthi)

July 21 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

All his life, Kailash Satyarthi has been freeing children from slavery. For this, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. His organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) have saved around 100,000 children in the course of the last thirty years and made hundreds of child traffickers change their way of life. Every day, Kailash’s organisation liberates a large number of children – all over India. An electrical engineer by profession, the seed for him to become a human rights…

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Shorts IV (The Gift, Chalne Do – Keep Going, To Remember Me By, A Cold Summer Night, Pareshan Gully Ka Bhagwan Sikandar – The God of Panic Street)

July 21 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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Chippa (Family Film)

July 21 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

This film about growing up is told as the story of a single night in Kolkata. Seen through the eyes of a child, a world full of wonder unfolds with enchanting conversations and impressions against the backdrop of harsh everyday life on the streets. When ten-year-old Chippa is given a letter from his father who disappeared years ago, he is determined to find out more. Unfortunately, the letter is written in Urdu, a language foreign to him, so he needs…

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Documentary VII (About Love)

July 21 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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Best of Shorts

July 21 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€
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Tea Talk: Homeopathy and natural cosmetics: Indian approaches to healing for the western world

July 21 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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5€

History of homeopathy in India In India, homeopathy is an equal component of the health care system, with special academies, hospitals and research. One out of seven Indian doctors is a homoeopath. The lecturer looks into this success story of an alternative way of healing imported from Europe. Prof. Dr. phil. Martin Dinges was Deputy Director of the Institute for the History of Medicine of Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart. He has published books and articles on homoeopathy in India,…

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Lihaaf – The Quilt (Closing Film)

July 21 @ 16:30 - 18:30
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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9€

The story is told from the perspective of young Ismat. When she joins the Begum's household she notices inexplicable and frightening things going on that she cannot understand: At night, there are strange noises and movements underneath the quilt in the Begum's bedroom. Only years later, when she begins to understand, does she write the story down. It contains allusions to the topic of female sexuality, which cause public controversy that eventually lead to a court case where the writer…

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Award Ceremony

July 21 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Bolzstraße 10
Metropol Kino Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173 Deutschland
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