“This is my land. My father’s land. My grandfather’s. He came from India, I don’t know where, he wouldn’t talk about it”.
After the African slave trade was abolished more than a million people left India under indenture to grow sugar, most never returned. Far away in the beautiful Pacific Isles of Fiji their story is one of opportunity and hard-won success. Marooned by history they are now Fijian. But there is also racial intimidation and uncertainty and they have faced the call to 'go home' even though any direct connection to India has long since been forgotten.
We’ve had the privilege to be filming with five sugarcane families in Labassa Fiji over the last few years and you can follow our feature documentary project here at www.theagreementfilm.com.