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‘70: Remembering a Revolution
Directors: Alex de Verteuil, Elizabeth Topp
2010, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 114 minutes
An authoritative look at the Black Power uprising of 1970.
Thursday 23 August, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

The Amerindians
Director: Tracy Assing
2010, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 40 mins
An exploration of the indigenous story of survival in Trinidad and Tobago.
Wednesday 22 August, 6.40pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

The Audacity of the Creole Imagination
Director: Kim Johnson
2010, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 13 mins
The story of the creation of the steel pan and the milestones along the road to the modern instrument.
Thursday 23 August, 7pm, Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain

Bacchanal Time
Director: Kamalo Deen
1979, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 110 mins
Two stickfighters attempt to thwart the schemes of a crime boss and win a Carnival stickfighting competition.
Monday 6 August, 4pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Thursday 16 August, 7pm, Mayaro Resource Centre

Best Village Finals
Director: Government Film Unit
1967, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 32 mins
Community groups vie for the Best Village title of 1967, expressing their creativity through folk songs and dance routines.
Friday 10 August, 3.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Tuesday 21 August, 7pm, San Fernando Hill

Bim
Director: Hugh A. Robertson
1974, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 102 mins
The story of a man who survives a life of violence and crime to become part of the movement towards Independence.
Sunday 5 August, 7pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Tuesday 21 August, 7pm, San Fernando Hill

Bobby Simpson’s Australian Cricket Team
Director: Government Film Unit
1965, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 13 mins
A look at the visitors from Down Under who came to play against the West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Monday 6 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Bridge of Friendship: Visit of Indira Gandhi
Director: Government Film Unit
1968, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 13 mins
A document of the 1968 visit to T&T of the Prime Minister of India, Mrs Indira Gandhi, as part of a tour of Latin America.
Sunday 19 August, 7pm, Divali Nagar Site, Chaguanas

Brother Frederick
Director: Government Film Unit
Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 21 mins
This film deals with the life of a young man who enters the monastery at Mount St Benedict.
Friday 10 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Captain of the People: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Arthur Cipriani
Director: Government Film Unit
1975, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 50 mins
This documentary traces the life of the late Captain Arthur Andrew Cipriani, agitator for the working class and mayor of Port of Spain.
Monday 6 August, 2.15pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Carnival in Trinidad
Director: Government Film Unit
1959, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 20 mins
A film showing glimpses of Carnival and the months of planning and preparation before the big jump up.
Thursday 16 August, 7pm, Mayaro Resource Centre
Monday 20 August, 7pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

Chinee Girl
Director: Natalie Wei
2011, Trinidad + Tobago/Canada, English
Documentary feature / 44 mins
A look at the lives of Chinese women and women of Chinese descent in T&T.
Wednesday 22 August 22, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

Cine Magazine
Director: Government Film Unit
1954, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 7 mins
A look at the opening of the Jinnah memorial mosque, the Carnival Queen competition and the 999 emergency police service.
Tuesday 7 August, 2.15pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Classical Steel
Director: John Barry
2011, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 42 mins
This film looks at the importance of classical music in the development of the steelband and its acceptance worldwide as a legitimate instrument.
Thursday 23 August, 6.30pm, Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain

East Dry River
Director: Government Film Unit
1972, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 12 mins
Interviews about new government projects.
Tuesday 7 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Eighteen on Steel
Director: Government Film Unit
1962, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 18 mins
Eighteen minutes of steelband music recorded at a steelband jamboree held at the United States naval station in Chaguaramas.
Tuesday 7 August, 4pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Friday 24 August, 7pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Fire Down Below
Director: Robert Parrish
1957, USA/UK, English
Narrative feature / 116 mins
Two sailors fall for the same woman, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership.
Friday 10 August, 7pm, Magdalena Grand Resort, Tobago

Girl From India
Director: Harbance Kumar
1982, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 95 mins
A father returns to Trinidad after a trip to India with a wife for his son, while a macho nightclub singer plays the field.
Friday 10 August, 4pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Sunday 19 August, 7pm – Divali Nagar Site, Chaguanas

Hurricane Flora
Director: Government Film Unit
1963, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 8 mins
A look at the aftermath of Hurricane Flora, which ravaged Tobago in 1963.
Thursday 9 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Friday 10 August, 7pm, Magdalena Grand Resort, Tobago

Labour Day 27th Anniversary
Director: Government Film Unit
1972, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 40 mins
A review of the events leading to the riots of June 19, 1937 and the emergence of Tubal Uriah Butler on the labour scene.
Monday 6 August, 3.15pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

The Louis Brothers
Director: Government Film Unit
c1980, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 13 mins
Short feature on a dying breed of craftsmen who make musical instruments.
Wednesday 8 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Saturday 25 August, 7pm, Point Fortin Public Library

Mama Dis is Mas
Director: Government Film Unit
1964, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 41 mins
The film recaptures the 1964 Carnival in all its magnificence and colour at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Tuesday 7 August, 3.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Thursday 9 August, 7pm, Medulla Art Gallery, Woodbrook
Monday 20 August, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

A Man and His Work: Pat Chu Foon
Director: Government Film Unit
1972, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 16 mins
A look at the work of artist Pat Chu Foon, featuring his Spirit of Hope sculpture in Port of Spain.
Wednesday 8 August, 2.15pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Thursday 9 August, 7pm, Medulla Art Gallery, Woodbrook

Mas Man
Director: Dalton Narine
2009, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 75 mins
A documentary on the art and life of mas man Peter Minshall.
Tuesday 21 August, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

Men of Gray II: Flight of the Ibis
Director: Ric Moxley
1996, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative Feature / 94 mins
A police officer with martial arts skills fights crime in Trinidad.
Thursday 9 August, 4pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Friday 24 August, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva
Saturday 25 August, 7pm, Point Fortin Public Library

Our Forgotten Ones
Director: Government Film Unit
c1980, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 6 mins
Short feature on the Institute of the Blind.
Friday 10 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Pan Fusion
Director: Timmy Mora
1993, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 25 mins
An episode from a television series on the national instrument, the steelpan.
Tuesday 7 August, 3pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

The Panman
Director: Kamalo Deen
1997, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 110 mins
A young man from an affluent family turns down a scholarship to become a panman.
Wednesday 8 August, 4pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

The Rig
Directors: Derek Walcott, Christopher Laird
1983, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 90 mins
A young man finds himself in conflict and in love with a young dancer from Mayaro, when he returns to Trinidad following university studies in England.
Tuesday 7 August, 4.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

The Right and the Wrong
Director: Harbance Kumar
1970, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 100 mins
A historical drama which tells the story of a rebellion led by black and Indian labourers on an agricultural plantation.
Friday 24 August, 7pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

The Sadhu of Couva
Director: Yao Robert Ramesar
2001, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative short / 5 mins
Derek Walcott narrates this film, which is driven by his poem of the same name.
Wednesday 22 August, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva
Thursday 23 August, 7pm, Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain

The Shouters and the Control Freak Empire
Director: Oyetayo Ojoade
2012, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 28 mins
The film revisits the 1917 Prohibition Ordinance that made the practice of the “Shouter” Baptist religion in Trinidad and Tobago illegal.
Tuesday 21 August, 6pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

T&T in the 1980s
Director: Government Film Unit
1981, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary feature / 33 mins
A look at life in Trinidad at the beginning of the 1980s.
Tuesday 7 August, 2.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Terrific and Tranquil
Director: Government Film Unit
1967, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 25 mins
This film depicts various aspects of T&T’s people, culture, flora and fauna—including the first ever film recording of the mating dance of the Bird of Paradise of Little Tobago.
Wednesday 8 August, 3.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Monday 20 August, 6.30pm, Holy Faith Convent, Couva

This Land is Ours
Director: Government Film Unit
1963, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Documentary short / 33 mins
This film documents the week of festivities that preceded the coming of Independence on 31 August, 1962.
Sunday 5 August, 7pm, NALIS, Port of Spain
Friday 10 August, 2.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Turn of the Tide
Director: Horace Wilson
1988, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 98 mins
A film based on the dramatic television series, set in Tobago.
Thursday 9 August, 2pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Westwood Park
Director: Danielle Dieffenthaller
1997-2004, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Soap Opera Series / 30 mins
Westwood Park tells the story of the Dusoleil and Gunn-Munroe families, driven by love, power, lust, greed, corruption, romance, social justice and heartbreak.
Wednesday 8 August, 3pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

Who the Cap Fits
Directed: Banyan
1977, Trinidad + Tobago, English
Narrative feature / 30 mins
Drama series produced for the Family Planning Association.
Wednesday 8 August, 2.30pm, NALIS, Port of Spain

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