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Elizabeth Topp & Alex Devertuil | Documentary | Trinidad & Tobago | 2011 | 113 mins | English | HD

SYNOPSIS Between February and April 1970, the streets of Port of Spain were filled with angry young black men and women chanting ‘Power to the People’, fists raised in a salute learned from the Black Panthers of the U.S.A. This was the legendary Black Power revolution, which captivated the imaginations of their youthful followers and made the government of Dr. Eric Williams and the white establishment very nervous indeed. This important story, with its hits and misses, its tragedy and its humour, is told through interviews with a broad cross section of those who were actually there. Their memories and anecdotes, by turns moving and hilarious, surprising and shocking, are supported by newly-unearthed archival film footage.

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

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Christopher Laird | Trinidad & Tobago | 7 mins | Short Film | 2000 | English

SYNOPSIS Nine-year-old Atiba Williams is the youngest person to arrange for a steelband during the Panorama competition. This film looks at a day in his life, from home, to school, to rehearsal to performance.

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Christopher Laird | Trinidad & Tobago | 60 mins | Documentary | 1999 | English

SYNOPSIS On a beach where hundreds of the largest turtles in the world come to nest, international artist are sharing their experiences. The interaction between the artists, the community and the environment results in the creation of amazing installations and stimulating work which has left an indelible mark both on the community and the artists themselves.

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Pascale Obolo | Trinidad & Tobago | 87 mins | Documentary | 2005 | English

SYNOPSIS This film recaptures the glory of classic calypso in all of its splendour. Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Terror, Bomber, Superior and Relator are gathered around Syl Dopson’s orchestra on the scene at Dirty Jim’s Club, specially recreated for the film. Lively and touching, filled in the sidelines of Trinidad Carnival, this musical documentary provides a sensitive and original rendering of calypso, its culture and the legendary singers at Dirty Jim’s.

Awards:
Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival
Jury Special Award, Vues d’Afrique
Montreal Film Festival

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.