Admission : $10
CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival presents "The Bengali." Directed by Kolkata-born filmmaker Kavery Kaul, "The Bengali" takes African-American writer Fatima Shaik across deep divides of culture to India where her grandfather came from and where she searches for the truth in the stories she grew up with. Shaik embarks upon an unlikely quest when she travels from New Orleans, the city of her birth, to India, home of her grandfather Shaik Mohamed Musa. She travels with Kaul to a part of India where no African-American (or American) has ever gone. Her search for the past is fraught with uncertainty, as she looks for her grandfather's descendants, the land he claimed to own, and the truth behind the stories she grew up with. Run time: 72 minutes.
The 2022 CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival is May 12-15 both online and in-person at the Pickford Cinema (1316 Bay St., Bellingham). We are based in beautiful Bellingham, Washington.