A still from Those 4 Years showing the family of a Chinese worker’s descendants in the Nilgiris. Photo: Joe Thomas Karackattu A still from Those 4 Years showing the family of a Chinese worker’s descendants in the Nilgiris. Photo: Joe Thomas Karackattu
A still from Those 4 Years showing the family of a Chinese worker’s descendants in the Nilgiris. Photo: Joe Thomas Karackattu
Diplomacy

The Chinese touch behind Indian tea: documentary shows sweeter side of historical ties

  • ‘Those 4 Years’ examines role Chinese convicts and workers played in bringing tea cultivation to the Nilgiri mountain range in southern India
  • The documentary, set to be released in Hong Kong in January, validates the little-known migratory link between the two countries, director says

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A still from Those 4 Years showing the family of a Chinese worker’s descendants in the Nilgiris. Photo: Joe Thomas Karackattu A still from Those 4 Years showing the family of a Chinese worker’s descendants in the Nilgiris. Photo: Joe Thomas Karackattu
A still from Those 4 Years showing the family of a Chinese worker’s descendants in the Nilgiris. Photo: Joe Thomas Karackattu
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