Directed by: Michelle Mohabeer
Documentary, Experimental, Feature | Canada | English | 86 min
Starring: Michelle Mohabeer, Andil Gosine, Lindsey Addawoo, Amar Wahab, Mars, Lezlie, Anthony, Tifa Wine
A creative, queer, ethnographic documentary using experimental aesthetics that mirror Caribbean philosopher Edouard Glissant’s concept of opacity to reclaim the slur of “coolie”. It visualizes the inter-generational lives, histories, identities, familial relations and sexualities of diverse subjects (artists, academics, and activists) from the Queer Indo-Caribbean and Black Diasporas in Canada. It embraces the complexities of Creole (mixed-race) identities, gender/genderqueer identity, age, and mobility portrayed in nuanced ways. It embraces the importance of not accepting erasure.
About the Director
Michelle Mohabeer is Guyana born and lives in Toronto, she is an award-winning filmmaker/media artist and academic, recently recognized as the best female filmmaker 2020 film submissions by the Berlin Underground Film Festival.