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Fires of Hope

‘Fires of Hope’ was filmed in 1983 to commemorate the Independence of Trinidad and Tobago, and features artists, bankers, businessmen, fishermen and agriculturalists, economists, workers—citizens all—from Port of Spain to Charlotteville, who reveal their hopes and criticisms of Trinidad and Tobago after many years of Independence.

Seen against the expectations expressed through our national anthem and contextualized in the push for separation from the British Empire and the physical reality of the islands, with the music of our people ringing throughout.

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Fires of Hope (1983)

Feature (61mins) Documentary Historical

Region:

Trinidad and Tobago

Language:

English

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Hugh Robertson


Hugh Robertson

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