Magazine article Screen International

2015 Trinidad+tobago Film Festival Unveils First Films

Magazine article Screen International

2015 Trinidad+tobago Film Festival Unveils First Films

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The films will screen in a sidebar at the ttff's tenth anniversary outing, set to run from September 15-29.

"Many people are unaware that there has been a Caribbean film industry for quite some time, or that almost every country in the region has produced feature films," said ttfffounder and festival director Bruce Paddington.

"We are therefore very proud to present ten of the very best classic films from the Caribbean that will help one to appreciate and enjoy the rich diversity of the region."

The sidebar covers multiple languages spoken across the region and features:

Memories Of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba, 1968);

The Harder They Come (pictured, Perry Henzell, Jamaica, 1972);

Bim (Hugh A Robertson, Trinidad and Tobago, 1974);

One People (Pim de la Parra, Suriname, 1976);

Man By The Shore (Raoul Peck, Haiti, 1983);

Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy, Martinique, 1983);

One Way Ticket (Agliberto Menéndez, Dominican Republic, 1988);

What Happened To Santiago (Jacobo Morales, Puerto Rico, 1989);

Ava And Gabriel: A Love Story (Felix de Rooy, Curaçao, 1990); and

Strawberry And Chocolate (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, Cuba, 1993). …

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