The 10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival with “Films on Music”.

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About the MIAAC

The Tenth Annual MIAAC Film Festival is the destination for feature films, documentaries, and shorts from, and about, the Indian subcontinent. MIAAC features a mix of film screenings, discussions, industry panels, nightly parties, an awards ceremony, and gala red carpet events. MIAAC is a once-a-year opportunity to network with artists and leaders from the global film industry, and to experience the rich film cultures of the Indian subcontinent.

For more information about all films and panels at the10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival (November 10 to 14):


Documentary: Songs of Mashang  

Rewben Mashangva, a blues musician and composer from the Tangkhul Naga tribe of Northeast India begins to explore past the folk music that his tribe had abandoned when they converted to Christianity. Making his own traditional instruments, Mashangva single-handedly begins to revive a musical form before his musical heritage fades completely away. This documentary portrait offers a rare look at the impact of Western style education on the Naga customs and on how a rich tribal musical tradition has slowly been replaced by Christian hymns and choirs.

Featuring Rewben Mashangva. Directed by Oinam Doren, India, 2010, 72 mins, US Premiere, English.

Venue: SVA – Silas Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th & 9th, NYC)

General Admission: $15

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Discount Ticket: $12 (with code: MIAACMMN)



Documentary: Leaving Home (The life and Music of Indian Ocean)
Leaving Home is the story of four men who make music together as Indian Ocean, the most significant music band from India. Based in Delhi, this band has been making path-breaking, timeless music outside the mainstream for almost 20 years. Using primarily Western instruments, Indian Ocean has created a very Indian sound which is uniquely their own. Their music is showcased in three different ways – in concert with all their stage finery, a casual performance in their own neighborhood, and raw improvisations from inside their rehearsal room.
Featuring Indian Ocean. Directed by Jaideep Varma. India, 2010, 115 min. NY Premiere. English, Hindi, & Bengali (with English subtitles)

Venue: SVA Theater 2/Beatrice (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th & 9th, NYC) 

General Admission: $15

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Discount Ticket: $12 (With code MIAACMMN)