Caribbean Skin, African Identity

Caribbean Skin, African Identity

This documentary examines the concept of African identity as it has evolved over the generations in Trinidad and Tobago. In it, the director explores her own identity, using the Emancipation Day parade and its rituals as a starting point for her journey. Interviews with African-Caribbean people and scholars define and explain some of the complexities of race in this society.

Caribbean Skin, African Identity (2010)


Trinidad and Tobago




All Ages


Mandisa Pantin

Mandisa Pantin

Mandisa Pantin went from managing a small business to filmmaking in 2005. A final year student of the film programme at UWI, she is the director of the short narrative films Sparks (2008) and Fishorse (2009). Caribbean Skin, African Identity is her first documentary. She is currently working on an experimental short, Moods of the Day and a short fiction film, Not Today.

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