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:
 

 
ttff14_EFF2014_about the EFF

Exciting lineup of movies announced for 18th European Film Festival

A mesmerizing Spanish adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, made in the style of a classic, black-and-white silent film featuring Snow White as a beautiful bullfighter. A gorgeously tender French animation, about a on...
by Jonathan
0

 
 
Veneer 188 roma

Internationally experienced assistant director to hold film production workshop

Members of the local filmmaking community are invited to attend a workshop on professional film production, facilitated by internationally experienced filmmaker Roma Zachemba. Entitled How to Produce a Professional Film: The 1s...
by Jonathan
0

 
 
photo beneficiaires

ttff to boost regional industry with Caribbean film market and online database

In a move that is expected to provide significant growth within the burgeoning local and regional film industry, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is set to create a Caribbean Film Mart and Virtual Marketplace (Regional ...
by Jonathan
0

 

 
ttff14_filmmaker in focus_anderson

Filmmaker in Focus: Vashti Anderson

Vashti Anderson was born in Wisconsin to a mother from Trinidad and Tobago and an American father. After doing her undergraduate degree in Wisconsin, she moved to New York. She enrolled in New York University’s prestigious fi...
by Jonathan
1

 
 
ttff14_cinergy_alamar

Great movies galore in third open-air Community Cinergy series

There’s nothing quite like watching a wonderful movie under the stars, and that’s just what the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is bringing to audiences across the country in its third annual Community Cinergy series, ...
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>

To use reCAPTCHA you must get an API key from https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/create