Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How the Caribbean Film Industry is Surviving the Invasion of Hollywood

READ MORE: How the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival Could Save the Caribbean Film Industry There were no real losers at the awards ceremony of this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which wrapped its latest edition last month — and that outcome reflected the state of this region's ambitious film community. Here, in a small, pretense-free environment, kinship and community were the defining characteristics. The sense of shock expressed by many of the evening's victors — a youthful, enthusiastic group of filmmakers hailing mostly from the region, and from Trinidad and Tobago in particular — felt sincere. At several points, prizewinners stressed that their rivals, in whose company...

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