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Archive for September, 2008
 

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VS Naipaul at the TTFF

Posted September 29, 2008 by Hello

Sreenshot from the Bhoe Tewarie interview with VS Naipaul. A young woman got up after the screening of the documentary, the Strange Luck of VS Naipaul, last Saturday evening at the TTFF, to address the film’s director, Adam Low. With tears in her eyes, and with a breaking voice, she remarked how Low had humanised […]

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The Black Mozart in Cuba & Venezuelan short films

Posted September 27, 2008 by Hello

Screenshot from the Black Mozart of Cuba. Who was Joseph Boulogne? That was a question perhaps most of the audience were asking themselves before yesterday’s screening of the Black Mozart in Cuba. After the film, however, the question everyone was asking was: why hadn’t we heard of Le Chevalier de St George before? Joseph Boulogne, […]

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Film Makers Panel 2

Posted September 27, 2008 by Hello

In addition to the 67 films being shown, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival has also become fertile ground for conversation on the way forward for film, not just in Trinidad and Tobago but the region. At the second Film-makers panel held on Friday at the Normandie, both audience members and panellists stressed the need […]

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TTFF at SFC III

Posted September 26, 2008 by Magella

Screenshot from Paradise Omeros. Isaac Julien isn’t your ordinary filmmaker; his films are not your ordinary films. If you come to an Isaac Julien film looking for conventional story, plot, action and characterisation, you will undoubtedly be frustrated. If, however, you engage an Isaac Julien film as an artistic experience – in much the same […]

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

Posted September 26, 2008 by Hello

When Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade pitched the idea of a documentary about stray dogs to his lecturers at the Film Studies Programme at the University of the West Indies, they were less than enthusiastic. Who would want to see a documentary about that?, they effectively said. Yet Ojoade persisted. Coming from Nigeria, where stray dogs simply […]

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The Siege screens again

Posted September 26, 2008 by Hello

Due to its overwhelming popularity, the Siege, Junior-Andrew Lett’s documentary about the 1990 aborted coup will be given a third screening at the film festival. The screening takes place at MovieTowne this Sunday, 28 September at 8.00pm, and will precede the Venezuelan feature film, Francisco de Miranda. Screenshot from the Siege.

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Alabaster Moon & the Siege

Posted September 24, 2008 by Hello

A sold-out audience was on hand yesterday afternoon at the TTFF for the screening of the films Alabaster Moon and the Siege. Made by first-time director, artist Sarah Beckett, with assistance from veteran filmmaker Alex de Verteuil, Alabaster Moon is a visually sumptuous experience, a film that looks at the process of making art, particularly […]

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