The Rig

The Anglophone Caribbean’s first ‘made for TV movie’. Written and directed by Derek Walcott, The Rig explores the impact of the oil discoveries off the East Coast of Trinidad on the village life of the area and the society of Trinidad & Tobago in general through a
story of international intrigue and local fantasy.

The main character, played by Maurice Brash, confused do-gooder and unwitting agent of multinational interests, finds himself in love and in conflict with Mayaro village girl – Joanne Kilgour – and her ‘ sort of ‘ boyfriend – John Isaacs – when he returns to Mayaro from University.

The Rig (1983)

Feature (83mins) Narrative


Trinidad and Tobago


No Rating


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