ROBERT OUYANG RUSLI // OHYUNG  
Moko Jumbie
IndiePix

Narrative Short, 94 minutes
Original Score by Robert Ouyang Rusli

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Description
A gothic punk Caribbean love story arises in the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad. English girl Asha, returning to her Indo-Caribbean family home, is drawn to Roger, the Afro-Caribbean boy across the road. Her Auntie forbids their relationship, while her Uncle is oddly aloof. The taboo attraction between the two teenagers grows despite family disapproval, political turmoil, a clash between cultures, and mysterious hauntings by unnaturally tall ancestral spirits. Identity and the desire to connect with one's roots are bolden interwoven between superstition and spirituality. If you follow your heart in the Land of Sugar, you might find MOKO JUMBIE.

Awards
Best Screenplay (Winner) - 2017 Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
Yellow Robin Award (Nominee) - 2018 Curaçao - International Film Festival Rotterdam

Film Festivals
Brooklyn Academy of Music: The Carribean Film Series
Bentonville Film Festival 2018 (Bentonville, United States)
Curaçao - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 (Willemstad, Curaçao)
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Mustard Seed Film Festival 2018 (Philadelphia, United States)
Los Angeles Film Festival 2017 (Los Angeles, United States)
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2017 (Mississauga, Canada)
Pan African Film Festival 2017 (Los Angeles, United States)
Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival 2017 (Miami, United States)
Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival 2017 (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
Urbanworld Film Festival 2017 (New York City, United States)


Credits
Producer: Maria Bissell
Writer: Maria Bissell
Editor: Maria Bissell, Brad Allgood
Music Composer: Robert Ouyang Rusli
🐖️.   ruslirob@gmail.com