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Catalogue Number:  MOHA00
Producer:  Michelle Mohabeer
Producing Agencies:  BebelQueer Media Canada/Guyana
Subject:  Arts, Black History, Diversity, Documentary, Gender Studies, Guidance, Health, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  86:32

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Queer Coolie-tudes is a creative documentary which reclaims the slur of Coolie and compellingly visualizes the intergenerational lives, histories, creole identities, familial relations and sexualities of a diverse range of subjects (artists, academics, and activists) from the Queer Indo-Caribbean and Black Diasporas in Canada.  “Instead of succumbing to pressures to find a shared narrative or common ground, the documentary is a powerful collection of testimonies which embraces the complexities of mixed-race identities, genderqueer, gender, age and disability are portrayed in nuanced ways.

Michelle Mohabeer is a lecturer at York University and her films and videos have been profiled and written about in: Film Fatales, The Romance of Transgression in Canada, North of Everything, The Bent Lens, Women’s Experimental Cinema, and Queering Canada: A Collection of Essays, The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, among others.

Awarded, 2020 Best Female Filmmaker for Queer Coolie-tudes.

Excellence in Direction award, selected by Docs without Borders, USA 2020

Awarded Certificate of Excellence, 7th Indian Cine Film Festival 2019

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