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Hosay Cedros – Uniting a Diaspora


On the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago every year since 1880 the fishing village of Cedros observes the Shia Muslim ritual of Muharram, known locally as Hosay. Through a collage of beautiful images, revealing interviews and poetic narration, this film documents the history of Hosay in Cedros. In particular, it tells of the unity among the early Indian laborers who lived on coconut plantations and who transcended religion, caste and gender to come together to commemorate this sacred event.

Information for the Audience: 

Director: Dion Samsoondar    Writer and Producer: AnnMarie Samsoondar   Interviews: Edison Sookoo   Narrator: Errol Sitahal    Key cast: Prof.Frank Korom, Dr. Kumar Mahabir, Dr. R. Rampaul , Bonasse Hosay Camp  & Shane Gannesse, Fullerton Hosay Camp & Mathew Thomas , D'hole Hosay Camp and Sunil Gopaul; St.Marie Hosay Camp and basdeo Manmohansingh; Bois Bough Hosay Camp & Brian Ramcharitar 

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No Completion date: 2012-08-01 Shooting format: HDV Aspect ratio: Film color: Color First-time filmmaker: No

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