Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fredericton samosas to star in film

A Fredericton actor is producing a short film on how a local family transformed the city's farmers' market with the introduction of the samosa.

Bronwen Mosher, a local writer and actor, is producing A Saturday Affair to illustrate the impact Bena Patel and her family have had on the city with their spicy treats.

"The fact that everybody in Fredericton is crazy about samosas is a testament to multiculturalism working. And that's what I want to show," Mosher said.

She's making the movie as part Fredericton's cultural capital campaign. Mosher and other members of the New Brunswick Film Co-op are producing 10 short films about the city's history.

Mosher said she worked with Patel for the film but it's still a fictionalized account of the story.

Patel said she's excited to have her story made into a movie.

"When I first went to the market I was the only one with ethnic food and then now today can see it's more food than farmers, you know," Patel said.

The film will be shown at the Silverwave Film Festival in November.

Fredericton city council approved the closure of King Street on Aug. 9 from 7 to 11 a.m. to allow for the film to be shot.

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