Cultural Events

In conversation with Vaiju Naravane

Vaiju Naravane, The Hindu’s Europe correspondent, will meet with the students of Alliance Francaise for an informal discussion on the eve of the launch of her book “Transgressions”. Read More »

Film: Aujourd’hui

France/Senegal (2012) Played with understated intensity by American actor-musician Saul Williams (Slam), Satche is an apparently healthy man who wakes one morning at his mother’s house on the outskirts of Dakar aware that he will die at the end of that day. This is a place where death warns of its arrival 24 hours in advance, inspiring feelings of dread ... Read More »

Film: La mise à l’aveugle (2012)

Canada 2012 Denise is a woman of ripe age whose life has recently changed with the divorce from her husband Michel, the relocation to the neighborhood of her youth, and the retirement from her position as financial director in a large company now directed by her son, Alex. An object of contempt by her husband, her son and at her ... Read More »

Lecture by Esther David

  Lecture by writer Esther David about rites and rituals of a fast diminishing Jewish community, which still retains its identity and survives in western India.  This narrative unfolds at the Magen Abraham Synagogue, Ahmedabad, where festivals, engagements, weddings, ‘Bar-Mitzvahs,’ ‘circumcisions,’ Sabbath prayers and a ‘Malida,’ are held as a thanksgiving by Bene Israel Jews. It also relates to the search of being Jewish in a ... Read More »

Exhibition: I am a seed of the tree…

“I am a seed of the tree…” is an exhibition on the life cycle and rituals of Bene Israel Jews of Ahmedabad. The photographs are by Bindi Sheth and text is written by Esther David, which is part of her forthcoming book titled “I am a seed of the Tree.” Through 40 photographs, about 150 Ahmedabadi Bene Israel Jews of Ahmedabad ... Read More »

Concert: Arties

Arties’ musicians are multifaceted artists who share a passion for music and an impressive curiculam vitae. They have all won several international contests (Dublin, Hamamatsu, Munich, Nielsen, Firenze, Long Thibaud, Heerlen…), play on some of the most prestigious stages worldwide (Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Tsuda Hall in Tokyo, Forbidden city hall in Beijing, Theatre des ... Read More »

Film: Comme des voleurs (à l’Est), 2006

Switzerland / France, September 2006 When Lionel learns by chance that his family originates from Poland, a chain of events is set off that will change his and his sister Lucie’s lives forever. Brother and sister make their way to eastern Europe in a “borrowed” car from Radio Suisse, not completely sure if they are descendents from a Polish family. ... Read More »