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’70: Remembering A Revolution

Directors: Alex de Verteuil, Elizabeth Topp
2010, Trinidad+Tobago
English
Documentary feature/114 minutes

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A revealing, riveting chronicle of the Black Power uprising that took place in Trinidad and Tobago in 1970. Featuring interviews with various activists, politicians, military officers and others who were caught up in the events, the film evokes those heady months when “Power to the people!” was the popular cry. Generous use of archive material and calypsoes from the period rounds out this document of one of the most important—and most misunderstood—periods in the country’s modern history.

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Alex de Verteuil is an award-winning Trinidadian documentary filmmaker. Among his films are Wild T&T, a nature documentary, and Alabaster Moon, a collaboration with artist Sarah Beckett that was a ttff/08 selection.

Elizabeth Topp, a Trinidadian living in Toronto, Canada, has collaborated with Alex de Verteuil on two previous films, C’est Quitte: The French Creoles of Trinidad and Jab: The Blue Devils of Paramin, which had its premiere at the ttff/06.

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Wed 28 Sept 7.00pm*, The Little Carib Theatre

Sun 2 Oct 4.30pm, MovieTowne, Port of Spain

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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