The Making of the Girmit
Girmit: An Immersive Untold Story Of Indentured Labour - working with PlayLa.bZ, Kew Gardens & The National Archives; supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Mela Partnership.
The film will focus on the journey of our Girmit project and the making of our Girmit 360 Immersive Experience, presented exclusively for MozFest. The 360 film will premier at Mozfest on March 11 at 6:15pm GMT / 7:15pm UTC.
Between 1870 and 1920 many Indians were transported thousands of miles from their home to Fiji as part of a legitimate but enforced mass migration headed up by the British and other European powers. Over 60,000 people signed an agreement (or ‘girmit’) for a five-year contract. They were told that after the five years were up they would be able to return home to help their family and community. Sadly this was rarely the case.
Film ready to view 10 March
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