Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle

Director: Pascale Obolo
2011, Trinidad+Tobago / France
Documentary feature / 85 minutes


Calypso Rose, born McArtha Lewis, is the calypso queen of the world. This is her extraordinary story, a moving tale of triumph over great adversity. We follow Rose from Paris, where she is recording an album, to her native Tobago and Trinidad, then to New York where she lives, and finally to her ancestral homeland, Africa. Along the way we see many facets of Rose and come closer to understanding the woman behind the public persona.

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A native of Cameroon, Pascale Obolo is a graduate of the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français and the University of Paris. She was one of the first people to document the Parisian hip-hop and graffiti art scenes on film. Among her other films is the documentary Calypso at Dirty Jim’s (2005).


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Thur 22 Sept 7.15pm*  + Mon 03 Oct 2.00pm, MovieTowne
Sat 24 Sept 7.00pm, T&TEC Panyard, Belle Garden, Tobago

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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