Festival of Lights

Born in Guyana and raised in New York, Reshma struggles to navigate a broken relationship with her mother, while memories of her absent father continue to haunt her. After receiving some shocking news, she returns to her native land to discover the truth about her family’s past. Weaving between a politically volatile Guyana in the late 1970s and the US in the early 1990s, this is a searching drama about exile, loss, and the ties that bind.


Festival of Lights (2010)


Guyana, USA






Shundell Prasad

Shundell Prasad

Shundell Prasad

Shundell Prasad is a US filmmaker of Guyanese heritage. She has worked for many major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN and the Emmy Award winning show The Amazing Race. She began her career at HBO’s documentary division. Prasad’s documentary films include Once More Removed – A Journey Back to India and Unholy Matrimony: Escape From Forced Marriage.

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