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Oral History Interview with Michelle Mohabeer

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DP019 - Michelle (Final Transcript).pdf
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Title

Oral History Interview with Michelle Mohabeer

Subject

film, artists, oral history, Pakistan, homophobia, Desh Pardesh

Description

Mohabeer discusses her experience of moving to Canada during the 1970s, when racism, sexism and homophobia were rampant. She also discusses briefly her experience as a Pakistani person in a time where Paki-bashing was common place. Mohabeer then goes on to discuss how she channeled their experiences into her films, discussing two significant ones — Coconut Cannon Cutlass and Child Play, both which were featured at the Desh Pardesh festival. She then discusses their reception, and the lack of engagement with the material at the festivals. She concludes by stating that Desh could recur in the modern day, but it would be different in that the problems of the modern day, and the community organizing of the modern day is different also.

Creator

South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)

Date

2015-05-07

Contributor

Anna Malla
LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (Elspeth Brown, PI)

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Format

PDF, WAV

Language

English

Type

Sound, Text

Coverage

1990s Toronto, 1970s Toronto

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Citation

South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), “Oral History Interview with Michelle Mohabeer
,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed September 21, 2019, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/823.

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