Grundlos Kollektiv (founded by Johanna Nahous) is a platform for progressive minds of any field or discipline, who are passionate about introducing new ideas, concepts and perspectives – being socially or politically influential with their art form, whatever it may be. Currently managed by Culturego Magazine, Grundlos Kollektiv is an inviting, enabling and flexible open-plan space in the center of Port of Spain. It is a home for a community of minds – different and alike – to create (Art exhibitions, film screenings, fashion shows, discussions, educational talks, yoga classes, social events) and to share their work with a diverse audience.
ttff has partnered with Grundlos Kollektiv to present:
Special events at Grundlos Kollektiv @ttff/18
Thursday 20 September, 7pm – 10pm/ART FILM curated by Culturego Magazine / free event
Films with Art. Film as Art. Art as film. Culturego Magazine presents a selection of short films from Caribbean filmmakers and visual artists: Dean Arlen (Trinidad and Tobago), Di – Andre Caprice (Jamaica), Ada M. Patterson (Barbados), Volney Smith (Barbados) and Rodell Warner (Trinidad and Tobago). Dean Arlen and Di -Andre Caprice will also be present for a Q+A session with the audience. DJ L Bee will close off the evening with his Funky Lounge.Film Still from Yuh Too Sweet
East Waves, by Di- Andre Caprice, Jamaica
Anima Regalias by Rodell Warner, Trinidad and Tobago
Fragmentz by Volney Smith, Barbados
Sensing Travel by Dean Arlen, Trinidad and Tobago
Yuh too Sweet by Ada M. Patterson, Barbados
Saturday 22 September, 8.30pm – 10pm/The FUTURE is FEMALE. (in partnership with Women. Everywhere.) /free event
Film still from Brown Girl Begins
Meet and Greet with Sharon Lewis, Director – Brown Girl Begins (2017). Rooted in Caribbean folklore, Brown Girl Begins is the first ever Caribbean Sci-Fi film to be made, the protagonist is female and she is of Caribbean descent. Adeline Gregoire (Director – Women. Everywhere.) talks to Sharon Lewis about Afro-futurism, empowerment and a future which represents the true diversity of women.
Sunday 23 September, 3 – 7pm – free event/Activism Day/free event
I Choose You – directed by Siobhan Millette
Please See Attached – directed Andrei Pierre
Judgment Day – directed by Francesca Hawkins
The filmmakers and activists from the LQBTQIA community will be present for the Panel Discussion; as well as the Canadian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Carla Hogan Rufelds.
4:30pm: Staging the Revolution
Join us for two very special panels dedicated to the LGBTQIA community and hman rights; then, Rhonda Chan Soo takes a fresh look at social activism in Trinidad and Tobago today, led by Girl Be Heard TT and The 2 Cents Movement. From the idea of change, to the mind bomb, to the whistle blowers, to activists tirelessly doing the work: It takes a revolution – however small – to change the world.