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Karen Martinez | Trinidad & Tobago | 20 mins | Short Film | 2013 | English

SYNOPSIS AFTER MAS is a new short film from London-based Trinidadian filmmaker Karen Martinez. It tells the story of a love that flourishes under the cover of darkness during the festival of J’ouvert on the streets of Port-of-Spain. Shot in Trinidad in February 2013 during Carnival, we experience the charge of this bacchanalian drama before following the characters return to their separate lives. In the cold light of day, can these young lovers from very different backgrounds stay true to their desires?

Actors: Glenda Collens, Carly Coutts, Khafra Rudder
Awards:Winner best local short 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Festival

Producer: Janine Mendes-Franco
Associate Producer: Andy Lambert
Edited by: Scott Cato
Music by: Colin Smith
Art Direction by: Melanie Archer
Camera: Miquel Galofré

Shashi Balooja | Short Film | Canada | 2013 | 33 min | English | HD

SYNOPSIS:  Grandma Ariana’s erratic behavior causes her loved ones to think in different ways about life, love and what they mean to each other.

Christopher Laird | Trinidad & Tobago | 97 mins | Documentary | 2013 | English

SYNOPSIS Trinidadian Donald ‘Jackie’ Hinkson, in his 70th year and on the occasion of a massive retrospective in four exhibition spaces talks about his life’s work and demonstrates his techniques in expressing his intention while creating a water colour from the blank page to completion and working on a number of sculptures, public murals and drawings.

His obvious skill expressed with candour and humility imbue this uniquely structured film with charm and ease while stunning the viewer with an unusual insight into the creative process of one of the country’s greatest living artists.

Matthew Bartlett, James Kermack | UK | 46 mins | Short Documentary | 2013 | English

SYNOPSIS Commissioned by The Print Room as a companion film to Karen Martinez’s short After Mas, the film follows Cyprian De Coteau, a Trinidadian living in London, as he returns to the Notting Hill Carnival after ten years absence.
In his search for the heart of the carnival, from its roots in Trinidad and Tobago to the multicultural street festival of today, he solicits differing opinions from a broad cross-section of Trinidadians.

Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, Sharon Syriac | Trinidad and Tobago | 54 mins | Short Documentary | 2013 | English

SYNOPSIS: This documentary features candid interviews with poojaris, pilgrims, pundits and priests as well as academic experts who have tried to understand The Madonna Murti, artists who have tried to capture her illusive image and writers who have tried to tell her story.

The documentary utilizes narratives, drama, illustrations and song to tell the tale of a statue who offers health, hope, help and happiness to those who come to her most in need of it.

The celebrations at the La Divina Pastora Siparia RC Church in Trinidad and Tobago are very similar to those practised at Our Lady of Vailankanni in India.

Featuring: Angelo Bissessarsingh, Ravi Ji, Dr. Kumar Mahabir, Fr. Martin Sirju,

Narrator: José Calero and Sonia Cruz de Baltodano

Written by: Sharon Syriac
Music: Mark Gilbert and Joanna Shortt
Director of Photography: Oyetayo Ojoade
Photographs / Artwork: Oyetayo Ojoade
Edited by: Oyetayo Ojoade

Mike A. Pender | USA | 15 mins | Short Film | 2013 | English

SYNOPSISIn his pursuit of musical stardom in 1945, Trip, an aspiring musician, is caught between the police and local gangster, Mississippi Black.


Marion Bethel | Bahamas | 75 mins | Feature Documentary | 2013 | English

SYNOPSIS This documentary is dedicated to the heroic struggle of Kate Moss and Mary Prince, two enslaved women who fought for their freedom in the 1820s in The Bahamas, and to the women of the Women’s Suffrage Movement who continued with the advocacy for freedom and social justice. In their singular womanish ways, these women advanced and expanded the cause of democracy in The Bahamas.