The Bengali

U.S., 71m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened September 9–22, 2022

An unlikely quest takes an African-American woman from New Orleans across deep divides of culture to India, in search of her family’s past. Her journey sparks a boldly different encounter between East and West. As she searches for the truth in the tales she grew up with, a surprising story unfolds of the first South Asians in the U.S. who married African-American women. It evokes the richness and wonder of families stretching across time and place, looking for where they come from. A DaDa Films release

Official Selection: DOC NYC

A film by Kavery Kaul