Dalton Narine | Trinidad / USA | 56 mins | Short Documentary | 2010 | English
SYNOPSIS Mas Man is about a designer’s hubris to author a new word in art: “Mas ” (which overrides masquerade), to counteract the conformity and conservatism of Carnival in the 1970s. It’s about Peter Minshall reinventing Mas as a cutting-edge tool to enlighten spectators about the complexities of life – a bold move that, in due course, influences the Olympic Games to feature him as an artistic director in Barcelona, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.
Best Documentary Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival;
Best Short Documentary, New York International Film Festival;
Best Documentary, South Africa International Film Festival;
Best Director, Short Documentary, LA International Film Festival; B
est Cinematography, Chagrin Falls Documentary & Film Festival;
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film Festival