The Shouters and the the “Control Freak” Empire

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2010
Duration 28 minutes
Type Documentary short
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Language English
Director(s) Oyetayo Ojoade, Onwubiko Agozino
Rating PG
Contact tayo.ojoade@gmail.com

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This thought-provoking documentary questions power and social control by exposing the central conflict between Eurocentric and Afrocentric religions. The film re-visits the 1917 Prohibition Ordinance that made the practice of the “Shouter” Baptist religion in Trinidad and Tobago illegal, and looks at the causes and the effects of the legislation, both on members of the faith and the general public.

Trinidad & Tobago premiere.

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Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features
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