Prof. Korom’s film “Hosay Trinidad” will be screeening at the Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival in Italy next month.

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November 19th, 2012

Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival

Hosay Trinidad is an ethnographic film that explores how the Muharram rituals brought to the Caribbean by East Indian indentured laborers in the nineteenth century have adapted to the new environment in which they were transplanted. The film was made by Frank Korom and John Bishop ( in collaboration with the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution ( The film won a screening award at UCLA in 1998 after its release, and it is currently available from Documentary Educational resources ( For an earlier story about this film, see the 1999 BU Bridge article here: