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Film in Focus: Difret

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  Jonathan

Last night, the ttff/14 had its first screening of the Ethiopian film Difret, as part of its Panorama offerings, films that connect our country to our heritage countries via history and humanity. The film is based on the true story of Meaza, a young lawyer and women’s advocate in Addis Ababa, who provides free legal […]

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Films in Focus: Cubes and A Story About Wendy 2

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  Jonathan

My ttff14 experience began with laughter! The local short film Cubes, directed by Ryan Lee, was ten minutes of hilarity. It focuses on a character named Sean who is having his first day of work at a new office. His co-workers seem normal but upon closer inspection, they all have some very memorable quirks…and that […]

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Filmmakers in Focus: Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  Jonathan

You and Me is a documentary that explores the very interesting socio-cultural landscape of the Dominican Republic through the relationship between a woman and her help. The woman, known in the film only as the Mrs, is a widow, Aridia, her young domestic servant, lives with the Mrs in an orchid-filled house in Santo Domingo. […]

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T&T Film company to host workshops at ttff/14

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  Jonathan

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, a supporting sponsor of the ttff, is hosting several filmmaking workshops at the Festival, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September. Check out the details below. Friday 19 September Hyatt Regency Trinidad 9.00am–12noon Distribution for Film and Television This workshop on distribution will be especially focused on film and […]

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Filmmakers in focus: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  Jonathan

In the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas is a temple dedicated to Manakamana, the Hindu goddess of good fortune. To get there pilgrims travel via cable car above a lushly forested landscape, a journey of some eight minutes that used to take days on foot. In Manakamana, an absorbing documentary directed by Stephanie Spray and […]

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