Black touched everybody’s heart at Indian Summer Festival
Don’t forget there is only 3 days left for INDIAN SUMMER to be over! South Asian Woman Magazine was able to witness the Indian Summer Festival and the screening of the film Black. Not only was the movie amazing, but the entire set up of the festival was great! The festival is at the SFU Woodward’s Building in the heart of Gastown, and each area of Woodward’s was used perfectly. From the great décor in the lobby, to the activities in the courtyard, to the movies in the auditorium, the entire building was transformed into the perfect venue for the Indian Summer Festival. The film Black was a great piece to show at the festival. It was a touching story about the struggles of a girl who is deaf and blind, and was very educational for South Asians and other ethnicities alike. The best part about the film was the fact that majority of the audience was actually not South Asian, meaning that a variety of different cultures were able to experience a great Bollywood movie, and learn about Indian cinema. The amazing acting and cinematography of Black was acknowledged by all audience members, and there was not a dry eye in the house when the movie ended! Following the film, many viewers were not only touched but astonished at what they learnt from the film. For example a group of people were completely surprised at the fact that the characters in Black were Christian, not knowing that there are many Christian communities in India. Evidently, this is the ultimate purpose of the Indian Summer Festival; to share knowledge and insight into the Indian community. It is a great event that people of every ethnicity should definitely check out.