Finding Carlton
Finding Carlton

A documentary film uncovering the story of jazz in India, by Susheel J. Kurien

Through the portraits of a few remaining survivors, it tells the unknown and mesmerizing story of a bygone age of jazz in India. Through archival material and poignant encounters with a maverick bebop guitarist, jazz fans , and other artists, the film uncovers an untold story of cultural cross-pollination: born of pre-war African-American diaspora, American Army presence in Calcutta during the Second World War; and of US State Department sponsored jazz tours in India. The film also illuminates the influence of American jazz on Bollywood.

Susheel J. Kurie

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