Kala Pani (1997)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Genre

    Factual TV

  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • On the Other Side of the Sea Working
  • Across the Black Waters Alternative


Traces the story of the Moslem inhabitants of the Isle of Lewis, from the first deck hands in the British merchant navy who jumped ship in the 1920s, through the arrival of those fleeing the terrors of partition, to the present day. The film further explores how two forms of cultural expression, Gaelic and Punjabi music and language, mediate the identities of the community's varied characters.

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