First Indian film fest in Trinidad and Tobago
The first Indian film festival in Trinidad and Tobago has a series of movies lined up to for the large percentage of local are of Indian origin.
People of Indian origin constitute nearly 40 percent of the 1.3 million population of the country.
Indian High Commissioner Malay Mishra announced that the film festival will show several movies which were huge hits over the years. The festival will have movies in Hindi, Rajashtan, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Marathi.
The first ever Indian movie came to Trinidad and Tobago in the 1940s and since then it became an integral factor in the lives of Indian diaspora who came to Trinidad and Tobago between 1845 and 1917 from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to work on the sugar plantations.