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Around India with a Movie Camera

Dir: Sandhya Suri
76mins   2018   UK   PG   English   

Screened as part of the British Dal Festival, 10-17 February

Drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India features some of the earliest surviving film from India as well as gorgeous travelogues, intimate home movies and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers, weaved together to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India pre-1947.

The film explores not only the people and places of over 70 years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past.

The perfect pre-prandial to be enjoyed ahead of Lewes Dal Club; a giant supper club hosted by favourite local chefs and brought to you for the first time this February. The British Dal Festival launched in Bristol in March 2018 and has already captured the imaginations of food enthusiasts up and down the country. Lewes is one of the first towns outside Bristol to take part. Find out more on Instagram and the British Dal Festival website.