Cultural Journey: India

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August 17-20, 2017 – Experience the Inspiring Culture of India

The Cultural Journey: India will feature a culturally inspired opening night event with Bollywood dancers and a world premiere film screening at the Indiana Historical Society. Over the four-day event, a collection of seven film premieres from India will be presented by the Heartland Film Festival. The event will also include special events, music, food, traditional attire and a special tour of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Event highlights include a Sunday brunch, a bicycle tour of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, yoga classes and a special VIP reception honoring special guests from India. The event is made possible by The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Film premiere lineup to be announced this summer.

Read the official press announcement.


Honored Guests

  • Neeta Bhushan, Consul General of India
  • Richie Mehta, Filmmaker
  • More to be announced

Event Venue

  • Indiana Historical Society
    450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Cultural Journey Committee

  • Neelu Sondhi, Committee Chair
  • Arlene and Tom Grande, Honorary Chairs
  • Katrina and Frank Basile, Honorary Chairs
  • Hannah Fisher, Film Programmer
  • Teresa Sabatine, Indianapolis Film Commissioner
  • Raju Chinthala, Community Leader
  • Chris Gahl, Vice President of Marketing & Communications of Visit Indy
  • Leonard Hoops, President/CEO of Visit Indy
  • John Guy, Financial Advisor and Author
  • Therese Hayes, International Film Programmer / India
  • Gadi Boukai, Interfaith Council of Indianapolis
  • Anita Joshi, MD, Hindu Temple of Central Indianapolis
  • Kate Nolan, Co-founder of DNK Events
  • Leslie Donchetz, Heartland Film Volunteer
  • Amy Pauszek, Partner Wonder Woman Productions
  • Danielle Wolter Nolan, Co-Founder of DNK Events
  • Teresa Shaffer, Vice President of Fifth Third Bank
  • Heather Ross, Business Owner
  • Shilpee & Utpal Sinha
  • Theresa Burkhard
  • Nikki¬†Gray
  • Jenn Moe
  • Harjeet Kaur
  • Lisamaria Burkhard
  • Sonia & Jimmy Barona
  • Nandini Sundaram