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In the award-winning documentary ‘Amsterdam, Traces of Sugar’, TV personality Noraly Beyer and rapper Typhoon (Glenn de Randamie) unravel their family histories, marked by slavery, while artist Patricia Kaersenhout, encourages her audience to reflect on slavery.
58 min | 2017 | Suriname
amsterdam, traces of sugar
Artists, bankers, businessmen, fishermen and agriculturalists, economists, workers – citizens all – from Port of Spain to Charlotteville, reveal their hopes and criticisms of Trinidad and Tobago after many years of Independence. Seen against the expectations expressed through our national anthem and contextualized in the push for separation from the British Empire and the physical reality of the islands, with the music of our people ringing throughout.
1983 | Trinidad and Tobago
fires of hope
'Inward Hunger' reveals Eric Williams in unprecedented depth: the world that shaped him, the forces to which he at times succumbed, and those he fought to change. Episode 1, 'Great Expectations' follows Williams from his birth in the British West Indies in 1911 to his dramatic entry into politics in 1955 as he let down his bucket in Woodford Square, Trinidad. Episode 2, 'Movement of the People' begins with the emergence of Williams and the PNM as a political force, and the roller-coaster of events that formed part of the West Indie's struggle for independence, which came to a head for Trinidad and Tobago in 1962.
inward hunger: the story of eric williams ep. 1+2
Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers, marks important dance heritage of Trinidad and Tobago and the world, as told through the fascinating histories of two Trinidad and Tobago dance pioneers, now in their seventies. Both Julia Edwards and Joyce Kirton tell their respective stories, full of challenges, humour and triumphs.
61 min | 2010 | Trinidad and Tobago
julia and joyce
'Kaiso for July 27th' looks at the aftermath of the surprise attempted coup on the Caribbean island by a small Islamic group in 1990. 'Siege' recounts the terror and courage of TTT employees as they re-live their days held captive under the gun barrels of 70 heavily armed Muslim insurgents.
kaiso for july 27th + siege
Despite their differences, brothers Willy and Tito agree on one thing: that their quest in life is to use their music to help the lonely and the broken to accept themselves during what some consider to be the loneliest and most vulnerable time of the year… Christmas.
2012 | Trinidad and Tobago
Popular TV host, Ian Alleyne, uses viewer tips to try to make a dent in Trinidad's soaring murder and crime rate. But, will his controversial techniques put him at odds with criminals and the law?Popular TV host, Ian Alleyne, uses viewer tips to try to make a dent in Trinidad's soaring murder and crime rate. But, will his controversial techniques put him at odds with criminals and the law?
46 min | 2021 | Trinidad and Tobago
When parang was born in Trinidad, it was played by workers in the cocoa plantations as entertainment for their families and friends after a hard day’s labour. Salt of the Earth explores this ancient music tradition called parang and the ones who made it survive.
2005 | Trinidad and Tobago
salt of the earth
Wendy Phillips' life spirals out of control after the sudden departure of her fiancé. Forced to move back in with her parents, Wendy’s Mother and childhood best friend, Giselle are concerned that Wendy is hanging out with a deviant, Sylvia. She soon starts work at Quirky TV as Simone Davies’ personal assistant, but inadvertently discovers the mortal dangers of the job.
a story about wendy 1+2