Walking to Gasparillo

“Walking to Gasparillo” is a captivating short film that follows Kwasi, a middle-aged man seeking personal growth and self-realization. Set against the scenic backdrop of Trinidad, the film explores the profound connection between one’s physical journey and inner exploration. Yearning for a deeper understanding of himself, Kwasi embarks on a transformative quest: a solo walk from Arima to Gasparillo, traversing picturesque landscapes and diverse communities. Along his journey, Kwasi encounters unexpected challenges and through these encounters, he embrace the resilience of the human spirit. As Kwasi immerses himself in the captivating beauty of Trinidad’s countryside and Freeway, he unravels long-held beliefs and finds solace. With each mile, he grows closer to self-acceptance, discovering the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. “Walking to Gasparillo” is a visually stunning and emotionally resonant film that explores universal themes of self-discovery. Through Kwasi’s transformative journey, audiences are invited to reflect on their own lives, inspiring them to embark on their own paths of self-realization. In a tale of personal triumph and the enduring spirit of exploration, “Walking to Gasparillo” reminds us that the true essence of the journey lies not in reaching a destination, but in the transformative experiences we encounter along the way.

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Walking to Gasparillo (2022)

Short (23mins) Documentary

Region:

Trinidad and Tobago

Language:

English

Rating:

No Rating

Producer(s):

Kwasi Makesi Holder

Director(s):

Kwasi Makesi Holder

Writer(s):

Kwasi Makesi Holder

Showtimes:

Sun 24 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Mon 25 Sep 2023, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Caribbean Premiere


Kwasi Makesi Holder

Kwasi Makesi Holder

Born in 198, in Trinidad and Tobago, Kwasi Holder is a passionate and self-taught director whose love for film has shaped his artistic journey. Growing up in San Juan, he discovered his affinity for storytelling at an early age and developed a deep appreciation for the power of visual narratives. His creative path began during his time at St. Augustine Senior Secondary School where he attended and was always captivated by the world of cinema. He decided to explore the medium of video editing and film production later in life.

Driven by his passion and determination, Holder immersed himself in self-teaching the craft of video editing and filmmaking. Holder’s directorial career has been marked by a few commercials and shorts on Social Media. Holder has been able to bring his unique vision to life while exploring his homeland. His personal journey and experiences have shaped his storytelling sensibilities, infusing his films with authenticity and relatability and he continues to seek growth and new opportunities.

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