The Interrogation Room
2006, 09:22 minutes, colour, English
An interview with artist/activist Rabindranath Ramah looks at how a racialized identity is constructed against the backdrop of Canadian multiculturalism.
A short documentary examining the ways in which a gay Black man is interrogated within Canada. He tries to make meaning of his complex identity – his youth in Trinidad, the process of migration, and his experience of racism and homophobia in Canada. Various segments of water and earth are utilised to depict the connectedness to earth and land that was present in his life as a child, as well as an interrogation room setting in Canada, where he responds to police interrogation. In moments where he gathers his thoughts, against the wall of a room in his home, we see the extent to which the interrogation forces him to do remind himself of who he is, to avoid the internationalisation of labelling and profiling - both old, now somewhat recycled forms of racism. Film and Videomaker Karen Kew and writer Rozena Maart, work collaboratively with artist Rabindranath Ramah.
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