One Hand Don’t Clap

‘One Hand Don’t Clap’ captures the vibrant story of calypso and the emergence of soca through the eyes of two legendary artists, Lord Kitchener and Calypso Rose. Its infectious rhythms and exhilarating irreverence illuminate topical themes that continue to resonate. A delightful film that reflects the legacy of a vast West Indian population, the impressive entrepreneurial growth of their music industry in the US, and the ongoing ties of this global community to the traditions that flourish in the Caribbean.

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One Hand Don’t Clap (1988)

Feature (92mins) Documentary


Trinidad and Tobago




Kavery Dutta Kaul


Sat 24 Sep 2022, 8.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Sun 25 Sep 2022, 6.30pm, NALIS—Amphitheatre

Kavery Dutta Kaul

Kavery Dutta Kaul

Kavery Dutta Kaul is an award-winning director, producer, and writer. The founder of riverfilms, her documentaries have been featured at DOC NYC, Telluride, London, Rotterdam, and Sydney film festivals, among others. ‘The Bengali’ picked up the Special Jury Award at the Roxbury Film Festival and the International Humanitarian Award at the Rhode Island Film Festival. Her other credits include ‘Cuban Canvas’, an Imagen Award Nominee which premiered at the Kennedy Center and screened at the trinidad+tobago film festival; and ‘Long Way from Home’, a Time Out Critic’s Pick. Kavery’s TEDx talk speaks to the power of storytelling across divides. An India-born American, she is a member of New York Women in Film & Television, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Film Fatales, and Women Independent Producers.

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