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As seen on LargeUp! Caribbean filmmakers are making their mark in world cinema, telling stories which take viewers beyond the sun, sea and Carnival fun. Tapping into our rich story-telling heritage, from the likes of Br’er Anansi to Paul Keens-Douglas to the Mighty Sparrow, they are offering deeper, darker, more-nuanced stories about what island life is really like, and shaping their collective creative vision. This year, we saw the global theatrical release of Bazodee, starring Machel Montano; the premiere of two locally-produced feature films at the Trinidad & Tobago FilmRead More
Written by Roslin Khan and Romola Lucas The short film, “El Cast,” with a writer from the Dominican Republic and a director from Trinidad & Tobago, represents one of the exciting aspects of Caribbean filmmaking today – the opportunities being created for cross-cultural storytelling leading to positive cultural interactions between Caribbean countries with different cultures.  The film is directed by Shea Best, a young, emerging director from Trinidad and Tobago, and was screened at the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Geared towards children, the story centers on the transformationRead More
Written, co-produced and directed by Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper, “The Black Moses” is a full-length documentary inspired by the Book of Exodus.  From the post-colonial literary perspective, Cooper and the documentary, portray Sir Lynden O. Pindling, the first Prime Minister of the Bahama Islands, as one of the leaders from the developing world who, by virtue of his leadership and success, is endowed with the persona of the biblical figure, Moses, as he rose to the challenge of leading his nation from total domination under colonial rule and to assertingRead More
About the Film: The Black Moses, a film by Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper, starring Dennis Haysbert, and described as being somewhere between a documentary and narrative, uses the mythological figure as a means by which to tell the story of Lynden O. Pindling, the country’s first native leader, and his quest to bring social, political, and economic Independence to The British Bahama Islands. The name “Black Moses” – its mythology -­‐ dates all the way back to the formation of the New World – it’s a poem that goes back asRead More