NYC PREMIERE In the 1900s, Indian men immigrated to Louisiana, often intermarrying with African American women. Fatima, a descendant of this practice, journeys from her New Orleans home to Kolkata, seeking her long-lost forbears. Armed with a handful of faded documents, she struggles with language and suspicion, but the lure of family and the kindness of strangers make her quest worthwhile. Vibrant, colorful scenery provides the backdrop for this easy-paced, feel-good tale of finding your roots. – Karen McMullen

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Kavery Kaul, Producer Lucas Groth and film subject Fatima Shaik.

This film is co-presented by The Indo-American Arts Council & the New York Indian Film Festival

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for online screenings

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

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Director: Kavery Kaul, Kavery Kaul, Kavery Kaul
Executive Producer: Deborah Shaffer, Deborah Shaffer, Deborah Shaffer
Producer: Kavery Kaul, Lucas Groth, Kavery Kaul, Lucas Groth, Kavery Kaul, Lucas Groth
Writer: Kavery Kaul, Kavery Kaul, Kavery Kaul
Cinematographer: John Russell Foster, John Russell Foster, John Russell Foster
Editor: Lucas Groth, Lucas Groth, Lucas Groth
Music: Nainita Desai, Nainita Desai, Nainita Desai
Language: English, Bengali, English, Bengali, English, Bengali
Country: USA, USA, USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: Brian Geldin BGPR, Brian Geldin BGPR, Brian Geldin BGPR