Documentary, talk and discussion

David Olusoga’s recent documentary The World’s War challenged perceptions of WW1 with the stories of the millions of Indian, African and Asian troops who fought and died alongside white European troops on the western front and elsewhere. Using letters and diaries writer-director Dominic Rai brings to life the experiences of Indian soldiers in Flanders, popularised in the acclaimed novel Across the Black Waters by Mulk Raj Anand.

Indian regiment in Flanders 1914
Indian regiment in Flanders 1914

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  1. Have a good one – it’s definitely a very good, accessible documentary. I met David last Saturday, and told him so 🙂

    I’ll communicate by email regarding Look How Far We’ve Come Community Talk programme

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