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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

Calypso like you’ve never heard before.

Geoffrey Dunn | Trinidad & Tobago | 90 mins | Documentary | 2004

Calypso Dreams is an intimate portrait of some of the true calypsonians in Trinidad & Tobago, in performance and in conversation

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:The Caribbean is a meeting place of all the world’s cultures. Festivals create and sustain a sense of community. This programme looks at some of the folk festivals of the region (other than carnivals):_ the Hindu festival of Phagwa in Trinidad & Guyana; the La Rose & La Marguerite flowers festivals in St. Lucia; the Johnkunnu of Jamaica, Belize and Bahamas; Masquerade in Guyana and St. Kitts and the Shi’ite festival of Hosein in Trinidad & Jamaica.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:This production looks at four visual artists who work on a large scale: intuitive sculptor and painter Philip Moore of Guyana, monumental sculptor Alvin Marriott of Jamaica and mas’ artist Peter Minshall of Trinidad.
The programme is co-hosted by the ground-breaking St. Lucian muralist, Dunstan St. Omer.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Caribbean children, like children the world over, grow up singing and playing games which shape the attitudes and expectations of our roles in later life.
This programme looks at these as well as the adult games of draughts in Barbados, dominoes in Dominica, All Fours in Trinidad, Warri in Antigua, and of course, cricket.
It questions the low involvement of women in these games and looks at the way this is changing.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Soca music is the latest version of the calypso to impact on international markets.
This programme traces its history and the many forms it takes in the region from Ras Shorty I and Charlie’s Roots of Trinidad, through Guyana’s Eddie Grant, Antigua’s Burning Flames, Montserrat’s Arrow and many others.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Except for Cuba, there has been very limited film production in the Caribbean. Fortunately, this is changing, and Film Caribbean looks at some of the factors which influence regional production, reviewing some of the best of what has been done, and is being done, and what the future holds for Caribbean film-making.
Located at the Images Caraibes, Caribbean Film Festival in Martinique, Film Caribbean interviews film makers from the Dutch, French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean and show excerpts from their films. This is the only video programme available on this subject to date.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Although the indigenous population of the region was decimated by the Europeans, many survived. This programme looks at these survivors from Guyana, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Dominica and Belize, and examines the movements they are making towards exchange, co-operation and united action.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:French caribbean musical tradition has heavily influenced the calypso
and other folk music in the region. Recently, ‘cadance’ and ‘Zouk’ have proven themselves internationally successful musical forms.
This programme is linked in Martinique and surveys the roots and current forms of this type of music.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:One of the only acoustic musical instruments invented in the last century is the steelpan of Trinidad & Tobago.
The spread of this instrument in the popular culture of the other islands of the region has made the instrument almost synonymous with the Caribbean.
Pan Caribbean looks at this phenomenon and the use of the steelpan in the popular, jazz and classical music of the rest of the world.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Drama pre-history in folk festivals is followed through the formal theatre of playwright and entertainer to popular theatre for social action.
Examples from the entire region are used in this brief but entirely unique survey of Caribbean drama.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Much of Caribbean culture is oral if not aural. This programme looks at oral ‘literature’ and the role of talk in the region and features many of the Caribbean’s best oral performers and ‘composers’: Louise Bennett, Paul Keens-Douglas, Edward Brathwaite, Michael Smith, Mutabaruka, Jeannette Layne-Clarke, Bruce St. John, Dennis ‘Sprangalang’ Hall.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Five Caribbean writers whose works are manifestos for Caribbean independence are featured in this programme: CLR James of Trinidad, Martin Carter of Guyana, VS Reid of Jamaica, Nicolas Guillen of Cuba, Aime C_saire of Martinique.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:Women have always been the prime movers in the ‘informal economy’ of the region. This programme looks in at some projects centred on women and work in Dominica, Jamaica and Guyana.
The show is co-hosted by Vincentian Earlene Horne – mother, farmer and Secretary of the St. Vincent farmers’ Union – and follows her through a busy day.

Thirteen areas of regional culture are surveyed from a Caribbean perspective.


SYNOPSIS:This programme is linked from the streets of Trinidad’s Carnival and visits carnivals in all the other Caribbean islands, looking at their unique forms and examining their shared role which is essentially the liberation of the spirit.