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She Paradise

She Paradise

Sparkle is a teenager on the brink of adulthood with few prospects, friends or motivation after graduating from high school. She faces pressure to provide for herself and her household as her Papa’s jewelry business dwindles. In the bustling Port-of-Spain market one afternoon, she finds a collective of talented Soca back-up dancers recruiting for the next season. Seeing an opportunity for an escape, Sparkle goes against her Papa’s wishes and joins the dancers, who in turn give her a dizzying glimpse of wealth, glamour and nightlife in Trinidad.


She Paradise


Maya Cozier

Year of Release:



Trinidad and Tobago



Type / Genre:

Narrative, Drama


75 minutes


No Rating


Tue 20 Aug 2019, 5.00pm, Shaw Park Cultural Complex Take ONE Film, Q+A

Thu 22 Aug 2019, 6.30pm, APA, Room 01 Take ONE Film

Fri 23 Aug 2019, 6.30pm, SAPA Take ONE Film, Q+A

About the Director(s):

Maya Cozier

Maya Cozier

After being awarded a national academic scholarship, Maya Cozier enrolled at the School of Visual Arts, NY, to pursue a degree in film. Her thesis film, “Short Drop”, won the NYWIFT student award and has shown at over 20 film festivals worldwide winning best Caribbean short film at Curacao Film Festival and best short film at trinidad +tobago film festival. Since returning home, Maya has made short documentaries, music videos and works as an art director on commercials. The proof of concept for “She Paradise” premiered at BAM’s 5th Caribbean Film Series NY. 

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