The Wound Is a Portal

In ‘The wound is a portal’, Gesiye uses Afro-diasporic healing modalities to address generational trauma and weave a mythology of land and personhood. Eight Black Trinidadians were invited to participate in a series of tattoos and conversations about connection to the island. Each tattoo correlates to a larger story, facilitating a reclamation of agency and acting as a portal to reconnection with self, each other and the land.

Film Stills

Image Caption: Featured image for ‘The Wound Is a Portal’.

The Wound Is a Portal (2022)

Short (11mins) Art / Experimental


Trinidad and Tobago


No Rating


Mon 26 Sep 2022, 6.30pm,

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

Signature Sponsor

Leading Sponsors

Festival Partners

Join Our Mailinglist

* indicates required

Contact Us

22 Jerningham Ave,
Belmont, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, WI

1 (868) 227-8458 or
1 (868) 277-3456 (FILM)