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Neal and Kyla are an outdoorsy happily married interracial couple on a hiking trip to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. While on the trip, Kyla finds out something about her past that shocks her and will change their relationship for ever.

  • Anand Pavamani
    HOPE, Kathakas
  • Anand Pavamani
    HOPE, Kathakas
  • Anand Pavamani
    HOPE, Kathakas
  • Michael Barkey
    Transmission: Vol 1, 2, Rhapsody, Women Not Permitted, Wooden Nickels, Rake, HOPE
  • Lisa Cromarty
    Indian Horse, Burden of Truth, All Things Considered, Wave a Red Flag
  • Nadia George
    Key Cast
    Her Water Drum, A Very Country Wedding, I Terrorist, Haunted Hospitals, Haunted Case Files, Paranormal Survivor, Pineboxfast, Camp Cowabunga
  • Tej Sangani
    Key Cast
    Disasters at Sea, Collision Course, Ponysitters Club, Broke and Famous, Coffee Break
  • James Douglas Landry
    Key Cast
    "Elder Spirit"
    Pineboxfast, I, Terrorist
  • Krisanne Langille
    Key Cast
    "Kyla's Mom"
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    11 minutes 59 seconds
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    March 18, 2019
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    500 USD
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Director Biography - Anand Pavamani

Anand Pavamani is a Director, Music Composer, Writer and Producer. He was born in Vancouver, and has resided in Ontario, Quebec and now currently lives in the Greater Toronto Area. Anand has produced 3 short films, the first short Kathakas in 2011, the second one, HOPE in 2018, and now Uncolonize. Anand trained as a painter from an early age and learned to play the piano at the age of 5. Art has always been a staple and passion in his life. He has been composing, producing and playing the piano for 30 years, and directing and writing film for 10 years. Anand is dedicated to creating Film and Music content that deals with topics of social justice and change. Anand is a member of the York Region Arts Council and Screen Composer's Guild of Canada.

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Director Statement

Uncolonize is about the unfortunate journey that a large percentage of the world's population face when reconciling a colonial interference of one's previous culture and upbringing. Uncolonize will later be turned into a series where Kyla and Neal both explore their past.