Pam’s Kitchen

A Trinidadian restaurant owner in Seattle battles mounting mental health struggles, racial tension and financial insolvency to try and keep her community-oriented restaurant alive during Covid’s rise.


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Pam’s Kitchen (2022)

Short (20mins) Documentary


United States of America




David Gwynn


Sat 24 Sep 2022, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Caribbean Premiere

David Gwynn

David Gwynn

David Gwynn is an Emmy-winning Seattle-based documentary filmmaker. He cold-called Pam at some point in 2020 and sat, mystified, as her entire life story spilled out. The ups and downs of Covid, how she came to be an American, and what it means to be Trinidadian. He then met her for a beer at her own restaurant and they talked, him, nervous – having little idea what he was doing – her, sceptical. Over the next year, as they filmed, Pam would always insist he take dinners home for him and his wife – all while her business was falling apart around her. This alarming and foreign sense of generosity felt distinctly un-American and quite touching. They became friends, and through the ups and downs, ‘Pam’s kitchen’ emerged.

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