Coolie Pink and Green

An experimental documentary exploring the aesthetics of an Indo-Caribbean population through colour, song and dance.

Coolie Pink and Green is an experimental documentary, referencing Bollywood which takes the form of a narrative. 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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Coolie Pink and Green (2009)

Short (25mins) Documentary

Region:

Trinidad and Tobago

Language:

English

Rating:

PG

Producer(s):

Rex Dixon

Director(s):

Patricia Mohammed

Writer(s):

Nazma Muller

Cast:

Anisa Ali


Patricia Mohammed

Patricia Mohammed

Patricia Mohammed is a professor of gender and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. Among her publications is Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation (2010). She has made a number of short films including Sign of the Loa (2007) and Coolie Pink and Green (2009), which won the People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film at the ttff/09.

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