I’m researching the colonial legacy in the territory now known as Goa, India and our (the local population) role in propagating myths about our ‘likeness’ to foreign settlers and the efforts to mimetize a culture that sought to repress local populations. Visually this translates into stories of family, food, family archival footage from the 1900’s, self-made alters (physical and CGI), and whale beachings. Taking the Arabian Sea as a middle point between Arabian Humpback whales who have developed language different from other Humpbacks, and the state of Goa, I want to draw parallels between the stories of learned behavior, mimicry, culture and community.