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1974 (Trinidad and Tobago) See more »
One man's struggle to come to terms with the society that has alienated him
Young Indian man survives life of violence and crime in Trinidad and Tobago to become part of the political movement towards independence. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Hugh A. Robertson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raoul Pantin 

Produced by
Hugh A. Robertson .... producer
Original Music by
Andre Michael Tanker 
Cinematography by
Bruce G. Sparks 
Film Editing by
Paul L. Evans 
Sound Department
Al Gramaglia .... sound recordist
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Editorial Department
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter

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USA:100 min
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This film was originally banned by the Trinidad and Tobago censor board.See more »


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more about the film, 3 September 2004
Author: emmypantin from Toronto, Canada

Bim was one of Trinidad and Tobago's first feature films. It was written to be a West Indian answer to the Godfather. The film takes place in the 1950's, just prior to Trinidad and Tobago's independence from England in 1962. The film follows the violent life of a young man named Bim, who's life experiences wind through petty crime all the way to political office. The film explores the political life of Trinidad and Tobago, including the development towards independence, the process of British de-colonization, relations between African and Indian descendants, and the rise of labor unions. The film is quite violent and brutal, but the depictions of such seem necessary to the plot. Initially, the film was banned in Trinidad and Tobago. It is an extremely rare film, but worth locating if possible.

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