Indians in New York to mark Independence Day in nostalgic show


NEW DELHI: People of Indian origin will gather at a function in New York on 15 August to reminisce over what happened around the time India attained independence in 1947.


Emmy-nominated renowned filmmaker Tirlok Malik, who recently launched www.nritvfilmclub.com for streaming Indian American movies online, has invited several NRIs who were witness to the brutalities of that time, and many of whom lost their dear ones.


It is estimated that more than one and a half million people were killed or injured in the process and 15 million people migrated from both India and the newly-created Pakistan.


The show “15th August 1947” will have senior citizens who were then children sharing their journey from 1947 to 2015 in the show. In another segment, the show will have presenters talking to the young generation of 2015 who did not witness the horrors of 1947 but heard about this from their grandparents or read in the history books. The young people will share their views what should be learned from the history and future impact.


Talking about the show, Malik told Indiantelevision.com, “What has been the emotional journey for those kids who were 10 year old at that time August 1947? Have their memories faded? What would you feel if you were 10 year old and witnessed that?”


He added, “I know many people - Indians and Pakistanis - who have witnessed 1947 but now they are living in America. Even while in America, they have never forgotten their childhood memories. Is it possible that we as human beings with the background of different religions and race can agree that we can also disagree sometimes and there should be no violence so that world can be more peaceful place?”


Malik is a pioneer making films on the experiences of the Indian American and began this with his gripping Lonely in America made around two decades earlier.


The show is being presented by NRI TV Film Club and JUS Broadcasting, which has four channels. They are the first Indian American Punjabi channels. The show will be aired in the week of 15 August on JUS Punjabi channels in US and Canada.


The site www.nritvfilmclub.com was launched with 15 films made in America by NRI filmmakers with local Indian American talent. Some of the films are award winning and have been shown worldwide. NRI TV Film Club will also be producing and showing more films, TV sitcoms, web series with Indian American and multi-cultural talents.

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