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ttff presents Carnival Film Series@ Saith Park, Chaguanas


The trinidad+tobago film festival takes the free Carnival film screenings to Chaguanas. Bring your own blankets, cushions and snacks unforgettable night of films based on Carnival. Admission is FREE and there will be giveaways. Sponsored by NCC and TTFC PROGRAMME OF FILMS: Between the Lines Director: Abigail Hadeed 2012/T+T/Experimental/3mins An exploration of the frenzied, chaotic, moving shadows cast on the roads by moko jumbie Carnival characters. And They Say, Don’t Play with Poison Director: Natalie Wei 2006/T+T, Canada/Experimental/3mins An examination of notions of gender, identity and belonging in the contemporary Carnival. Beneath the Mas Director: Dinesh Maharaj 2013/T+T/Documentary/10mins A look at some traditional mas-making techniques and Carnival characters, particularly the art of wire-bending, the fancy Indian, the jab jab, the midnight robber and the bull mas. (Production sponsored by NCC.) Kings of the Gayelle Director: Christopher Laird 2013/T+T/Documentary/11mins A portrait of two stickfighters, King Kali and King Tony, who have distinguished themselves in the discipline of Kalinda. (Production sponsored by NCC.) Dance de Calypso Director: John Barry 1996/T+T/Documentary/46mins An exploration of the history and evolution of the different ways people dance to calypso music. y-ning? Director: Emilie Upczak 2010/T+T, USA/Documentary/13mins An “academic music video” that explores wining as a dance language with a history and identity born out of the Caribbean experience. After Mas Director: Karen Martinez 2013/T+T, UK/Narrative/20mins A story of love that flourishes under the cover of darkness during J’Ouvert on the streets of Port of Spain. In the cold light of day, will these young lovers from very different backgrounds stay true to their desires?