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Bim is a 1974 Trinidad and Tobago film written by Raoul Pantin and directed by Hugh A. Robertson. It was described by Bruce Paddington as "one of the most important films to be produced in Trinidad and Tobago and ... one of the classics of Caribbean cinema".

Plot

Bim (Bhim) Singh, an Indian teenage boy living in the countryside of Caroni County in central Trinidad during the British colonial-era, is sent to live with his paternal aunt, Babsie and her African husband, Balo in Belmont, Port of Spain after his father, Bhagwan Singh, a famous trade union leader for sugar-cane workers, is shot to death during his sister’s wedding. Bim’s uncle, Balo is an abusive, racist, gambling addict and dockworker. At his new school, Bim is isolated and picked on by the black students because of his coolie (Indian) heritage. As tension builds during his very first day he is forced to stab one of the students as a means of defence to make it home alive. This incident gets Bim kicked out of school and his aunt's home and he is forced to live a life of violence and crime to survive. As Bim matures and becomes older, he moves from crime to crime, until involved by implication in a murder he flees back to his home place, the sugar cane belt in Caroni. Approaching one of his father's old friends, he is able to take revenge on his father's killers and rise to prominence as a trade union representative for the Indian sugar-cane workers.

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