Rafeeq Ellias

The Legend of Fat Mama

Hope you enjoy this fascinating documentary by photographer and film-maker Rafeeq Ellias of India. Here is the introduction to the film, taken from his website:

The Legend of Fat Mama: A multiple award winning documentary by Rafeeq Ellias for BBC World, broadcast in over 200 countries, it is the story of India's tiny Chinese community in Kolkata's 'melting wok'. It is the first film ever to document the trauma of incarceration and deportation of Chinese families after the India-China war in 1962. It is also about the ties that bind: from chow mein and tandoori chicken to Bollywood music!

Beynd Barbed Wires - Trailer

Rafeeq Ellias also has a new film coming soon - the subject matter again focuses on the Chinese of India and their treatment after the 1962 India-China war. You can watch the trailer below and I will update it with the full version when available: