An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi with a hatred for black people and time passes. Seth's daughter Mina (Sarit Choudhury) falls in love with African-American Demetrius (Denzel Washington) and their liason awakens all the subtle and explicit racial feelings between the two groups.

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Uganda > Kampala
During production of the movie in 1991, Nair was inspired by Uganda‚Äôs rich storytelling tradition, but noted a lack in resources that would allow potential filmmakers to express  ...
Demetrius and Mina falling in love on the banks of River Mississippi in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.
Demetrius and Mina escape to Biloxi to spend time together.

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Uganda > Kampala
Okelo bidding farewell to Jay's family and Meena when they are leaving Kampala forever. The Sikh temple can be seen prominently in the background