Rss Feed Tweeter button Facebook button instagram button Flickr button Youtube button

 
 


News

May 23, 2012

Exploring Caribbean cinema

Book-Launch_023

Caribbean cinema is as varied as the many territories which make up the region. Its history stretches back almost to the beginning of cinema itself, and as it continues to evolve and grow, scholars and writers have taken on the important task of documenting and analysing Caribbean cinematic practice.

Adding to the store Caribbean cinema studies is a new book, Exploring Caribbean Cinema (or, to give the book its Spanish title, as it is yet to be translated into English, Explorando el Cine Caribeño). Co-edited by Cuban film scholar Luis Alberto Notario and Bruce Paddington, founder and director of the trinidad+tobago film festival, the book is divided into four main sections, covering the cinemas of the Spanish, French, English and Dutch Caribbean. The essays look at both individual films and trends in Caribbean cinema, as well as the various regional film industries and film production in the different countries in general. Contributors include writers and scholars from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Barbados, Suriname, Martinique, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Exploring Caribbean Cinema had its launch earlier this year at the International Book Fair of Havana, and its T&T launch took place recently at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus. An English-language translation of the book is expected in the near future.






 
ttff entries:
 

 
thumbnail

Film in Focus: Difret

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 s...
by Jonathan
0

 
 
ttff14_caribbean_feature_story_about_wendy

Films in Focus: Cubes and A Story About Wendy 2

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 s...
by Jonathan
1

 
 
ttff14_caribbean_feature_you_and_me_directors

Filmmakers in Focus: Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada

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, ...
by Jonathan
0

 

 
ttff14 caribbean feature_pan 2

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

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 Reg...
by Jonathan
0

 
 
ttff14_panorama_feature_manakamana_directors

Filmmakers in focus: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

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 th...
by Jonathan
0

 



2 Comments


  1. Haniel Occo

    Where can we buy that book?


    • Jonathan

      Dear Haniel,
      The book is as yet only available in Cuba. We will make it known when it is available elsewhere.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


 
the 2014 festival app for ios and android is now available - download for free!