The Condom King of Newfoundland | Documentary by Prajwala Dixit & Rodrigo Iñiguez Becerril
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Madhukar Parab belonged to the wave of immigrants that arrived in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1970s. A struggling artist from India, he did whatever he could to make ends meet. Little did he know that he would become the owner of a condom packaging business in rural Newfoundland.
His story really begins with a stop to refuel at the gas station, where a young Judy Barrett was dared by her co-workers to ask this diminutive newcomer out on a date. They soon fell in love. But the choice to marry someone from a different culture was met with opposition and racism from both sets of families. The new couple persisted.
Madhukar, who had a fine arts education and training in Mumbai, India had dreams of becoming a renowned artist. However, these ambitions were dashed by the reality of working within the economic responsibilities of raising two children.
This India Sé Films production was funded by CBC and NLFDC