Caribbean Indians in Cinema
Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its latest magazine commemorating Indian Heritage Month (May 2005) in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean). The theme of the magazine which marks the arrival of East Indians/South Asians from India to Trinidad during indentureship (1845-1917) is Caribbean Indian actors in cinematic movies
The magazine presents still pictures from cinematic movies in which Indian actors and actresses have starred. It highlights Indians in movies made in the Caribbean, England and Hollywood from 1964 to the present time. The magazine begins with the young Basdeo Panday in three British-produced movies: Nine Hours to Rama (1963), Man in the Middle (1964), and The Brigand of Kandahar (1965). It also captures shots of Ralph Maraj in The Right and the Wrong (1970), The Caribbean Fox (1970) and Bim (1974). It features Errol Sitahal in three Hollywood films: A Little Princess (1995), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and Tommy Boy (1995). And it takes snapshots of a host of other performers, most of whom have appeared in The Mystic Masseur (2001). It is important to celebrate these individuals because they have struggled against tremendous odds as ethnic minorities to achieve visibility and stardom on the sliver screen.