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GUIANA 1838 THE ARRIVAL

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GUIANA

Cast Thomas Garvey, Kumar Gaurav, Kiran Pande, Henrey Rodney, Aarti Bathija
Director Rohit Jagessar
GenreDrama
Year 2007

There is a sense of urgency in this film as it follows world changing events in four continents culminating in the brutal sugar cane plantations of the Caribbean.

Throughout the British Empire it was thought that slavery was abolished in 1833 but the British plantation owners wouldn't have it.

Guiana 1838, The Arrival is a powerful docu-drama that explores the unknown world of indentureship and slavery in the Briitish Colonies of the West Indies.

It reveals the trials and tribulation of both the resilent African slaves and the unsuspecting Indians from Calcutta who were sold on the golden dreams of "El Dorado" only to find themselves on a slave ship to hard labor in an unforgiving land.

Each faced prelis at the hands of British plantation owners who positioned these two exploited peoples against each other.

The character of Laxman defies centuries of colonial exploitation and forces the hand of the British Empire to ultimately enforce the abolition of slavery once and for all.

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