To the Land of Many Waters

With this short film piece, I was interested in exploring cultural narrative, and how it shapes who we are. During August 2016, I visited Guyana - a small country in South America, where half of my family are from. Although a large part of my cultural identity, I was yet to visit; and found creating a short film piece about the experience allowed me to interact with, and feel at home in what could have been seen as somewhat of cultural homecoming. The film in part, follows 8 year old Garimah, using her experiences as a young Indo-Guyanese girl to inform my own experiences.

Inspired by ideas of meta narrative, I subtitled the footage with excerpts of conversation, picked up during my time spent in the country; and narrating footage not directly relevant to the footage. I wanted to create an idea of overall identity, only truly understood once the entire film was watched in its entirety.

  • Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin
    Director
  • Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin
    Writer
  • Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin
    Producer
  • The People of Guyana
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    documentary, video art
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 22, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Guyana
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin
Distribution Information
  • Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin