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Ophelia

Directors: Greta Mendez, Mat de Koning
2010, Trinidad+Tobago / Australia
English
Experimental short / 5 minutes

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The universally known image of Shakespeare’s Ophelia by John Millais is used as a metaphor for Kashmir, a country once called “Paradise on Earth”, and its people caught between two countries.

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Trinidadian artist Greta Mendez is an award-winning choreographer, theatre director, producer, performance art artist who has worked in the UK, Greece, Italy, China and India. Mendez is currently working on an intergenerational work entitled AH! Hard Rain.

For 10 years, Mat de Koning has been creating DIY no-budget films that reflect upon his surrounding environments. His work has been screened at over 50 festivals, and he was awarded the 2011 West Australian Young Filmmaker of the Year Award.

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Wed 21 Sept 3.00pm + Fri 30 Sept 7.00pm, MovieTowne, Port of Spain

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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