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Film festival hosts cinematic tribute to Geoffrey Holder

Posted  October 21, 2014

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is pleased to host a screening of the award-winning documentary Carmen and Geoffrey, next Friday, 31 October, at its office at 199 Belmont Circular Road in Belmont. A tribute to the actor and dancer Geoffrey Holder, who died earlier this month at the age of 84, the screening takes place […]

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Film in Focus: Siddharth

Posted  October 7, 2014

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Siddharth is a film about the value of children. The director, Richie Mehta, is a Canadian filmmaker. His first film was Amal (2007). In 2013, Siddharth, his second feature, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. On the website for the film, in the director’s notes, Mehta writes: “In 2010, I met a […]

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Film in Focus: Mother of George

Posted  October 6, 2014

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Even though I have seen many African diaspora films, I did not have a specific film vocabulary for Nigerian films because I haven’t been exposed to that cinema. I am very pleased that my initiation into that world comes via Andrew Dosunmu. Andrew Dosunmu is a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker who came […]

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Film in Focus: Of Good Report

Posted  October 6, 2014

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Wow. Holy crap. This film…. First of all, the beginning was so riveting that I didn’t even realise that I was holding my breath for the entire opening sequence. I spent the majority of time with a tense body and with my hands ready to cover my face as I anticipated the […]

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Film in Focus: Manakamana

Posted  October 6, 2014

Manakamana is a spiritual experience. True, it is filmed inside a cable car that is transporting its passengers to a temple in the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas dedicated to Manakamana, the Hindu goddess of good fortune. However, the ethereal experience of the film does not only belong to the passengers but also to us, […]

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