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The Amerindians

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2010
Duration 40 minutes
Type Documentary
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Language English
Director(s) Tracy AssingSophie Meyer
Rating All Ages
Contact mybones@gmail.com |sophiemey@googlemail.com

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“The only real Caribs are dead Caribs.” In this revealing film, Tracy Assing seeks to put to rest that historical saw. Assing was raised a member of the Santa Rosa Carib Community, the only recognised group representing indigenous descendants in Trinidad and Tobago. Until now, Amerindian descendants have depended on the stories of their grandparents and great-grandparents for their history, while the indigenous story of survival has been written out of the history books. Assing walks us through her own exploration of the history of the Santa Rosa Community and, as her great aunt, the Carib Queen, prepares to join the Great Spirit, ponders an uncertain future.

World premiere.

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Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
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