Streetcar to Calcutta follows writer Fatima Shaik, who is Christian and African American, on a cinematic journey from New Orleans, the city of her birth, to Calcutta, the birthplace of the
Streetcar to Kolkata
Envision a first trip to India in search of a village left behind more than one hundred years ago. Kolkata-born filmmaker Kavery Kaul takes Fatima Shaik from New Orleans on this unlikely quest.
Fatima's grandfather, Shaik Mohamed Musa, was one of the first Indians to arrive in the U.S. He was also the only Bengali Muslim in Fatima's African-American Christian family.
Streetcar to Kolkata crosses borders in an unusual story about two cultures, two faiths and one family that is worlds apart. Fatima's journey today shines light onto the past ... and the future.
Streetcar to Kolkata is in post-production and director Kavery Kaul is working with flm editor Adam Zucker. She is seeking finishing funds and hopes to complete the film in 2016.
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