Coolie Pink and Green

Coolie Pink and Green 25 mins

Trinidad

Coolie Pink and Green is an experimental documentary, referencing Bollywood which takes the form of a narrative, written and directed Patricia Mohammed, cinematography by Franklyn St. Juste, edited by Michael Mooleedhar, music scored by Sharda Patasr and production and editing assistance by Christoper Din Chong.

Despite the significant presence of East Indians in the Caribbean, Indian culture has yet to be seen as being truly indigenous. This film projects a new way of seeing Caribbean Indian culture, through the story of a young Hindu girl who is learning the beauty of her culture, even as an elder in her community attempts to hold her in a traditional mould. While the girl is sympathetic to the elder?s views, she already lives in a hybrid culture, and must celebrate both.

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