Dance is the story of the ballerina Dai Ailian (1916–2006), who was born and raised in Trinidad before emigrating to China. Considered China’s mother of modern dance, she was the first person to bring western ballet to the country, in 1940, and would go on to co-found the National Ballet of China and the Beijing Dance Academy.

Dance (2013)


Trinidad and Tobago






Janine Fung

Janine Fung

Janine Fung

Trinidad-born filmmaker Janine Fung’s first short film, Leftovers (1994) had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her first narrative feature, The Doctor’s Daughter, or The Secret and the Lie (2005), premiered at the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Fung is also the director of the short film 4AM (ttff/10) and the feature-length documentary La Gaita (ttff/12; People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature).

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