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Indian Film Festival at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - February 17, 2011

St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine Film Programme, in conjunction with the UWI International Office, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Cooperation (MGICC) and the High Commission of India in Trinidad and Tobago, brings the films of the first annual Trinidad and Tobago Indian Film Festival to the St. Augustine Campus.

Five films from the Festival, which ran in Trinidad in November 2010, will be shown at the Daaga Hall Auditorium from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th February, 2011. The other five films will be shown on Campus as part of the popular Indian Cine-Club series which ran throughout 2010 and which will be revived in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the inaugural Campus Indian Film Festival, Dr Christopher Meir, Lecturer in the Film Programme, said “We are very pleased to bring such an exciting batch of films to the St. Augustine Campus. We are very grateful to the International Office and to the Indian High Commissioner, His Excellency Sri Malay Mishra, for their help in making this festival happen. We believe that this festival will greatly enrich the Campus community and we look forward, not only to these screenings, but also the resumption of the very popular Indian Cine-Club.”

Indian Film Festival programme:

  • Harischandrachi Factory (2009) – Friday 18th February, 6 pm
  • Gulabi Talkies – Saturday 19thFebruary, 3 pm 
  • Dharam – Saturday 19th February, 5:30 pm 
  • Kanchivaram – Sunday 20th February, 3 pm 
  • Haat: The Weekly Bazaar – Sunday 20thFebruary, 5 pm 


All screenings are free and open to the Campus community and the general public.

 View plot summaries of the films featured.

For further information plese contac the Faculty of Humanities & Education, Dean's Office at (868)-662-2002 ext.3981, 4233 or