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A short interview with Ray Funk

Posted February 19, 2014 by Hello

This weekend the ttff is pleased to feature Carnival historian and researcher Ray Funk presenting rare historic film clips on calypso, pan and Carnival, at two events. These free presentations, part of the film festival’s Carnival Film Series, take place at San Fernando Hill and the NALIS Amphitheatre at the National Library in Port of […]

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Call for submissions for ttff/14 now open

Posted February 18, 2014 by Hello

The call for submissions for the 2014 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 16 to 30 September, is now open. The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of dramatic and documentary feature and short films made in T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival therefore […]

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Filmmaker in Focus: John Akomfrah

Posted February 14, 2014 by Hello

Early this week, sad news came from London. Stuart Hall, the great Jamaica-born educator and orator and organic intellectual, par excellence, has died at 82. Hall had been ill; his passing, to his legion of friends, wasn’t unexpected. But death’s finality always is, especially when it claims a person whose contribution so enlarged the humanity […]

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Ray Funk to present vintage calypso, pan film clips at Carnival Film Series

Posted February 13, 2014 by Hello

For the second year in a row the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is pleased to feature Carnival historian and researcher Ray Funk presenting rare historic film clips on calypso, pan and Carnival, at two events. These free presentations, part of the film festival’s annual Carnival Film Series (CFS), take place at San Fernando Hill and […]

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Film festival hosts free tribute screening of The Stuart Hall Project

Posted February 11, 2014 by Hello

As a tribute to the celebrated Jamaican intellectual and cultural theorist Stuart Hall—who has died at the age of 82—the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is hosting a screening of The Stuart Hall Project, this coming Tuesday 18 February at the Festival’s offices at 199 Belmont Circular Road, Belmont. Hall, who was born and raised in […]

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Filmmaker in Focus: Ian Harnarine

Posted February 6, 2014 by Hello

At just under sixteen minutes long, Doubles with Slight Pepper is arguably the most critically acclaimed film to come out of Trinidad and Tobago. Written and directed by Ian Harnarine—who was born and raised in Canada to parents from T&T—the film tells the story of Dhani (Sanjiv Boodhu), a young doubles vendor who lives with […]

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