African nationals’ documentary aims to end racial abuse


Five young Africans living in the Khirki Extension of south Delhi feature in Cry Out Loud, a documentary produced by Indian filmmaker Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan. The film is aimed at combatting intolerance and friction which has taken place between African nationals and locals in the area.

The film release follows a midnight raid which took place three months earlier, in which Ugandan and Nigerian nationals were searched and allegedly forced to undergo urine and blood tests without the presence of search or arrest warrants. The raid was led by former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti who accused the residents of drug trafficking and prostitution.

Dattatreyan hopes the film, which features the daily struggles faced by the nationals, will defuse tension and allow for a mutual understanding of both cultures.


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