trinidad+tobago film festival

You Can’t Stop Spirit + Firelei Báez: An Open Horizon (or) the Stillness of a Wound + Wendy Nanan + Port of Spain, A Writer's Haeven

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‘You Can’t Stop Spirit’ centres on the Baby Doll Mardi Gras masking tradition. Mardi Gras is the only day where social rank is abolished and everyone is equal. Against this backdrop, Black women experience a new freedom; one in which they are able to participate in nontraditional behaviors and practices without fear of critique. The Baby Dolls fearlessly pull a thread throughout time to reclaim culture, tradition and freedom while challenging society’s perception of how Black women are to act and exist in the world.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Country
    United States of America
  • Rating
    No Rating
  • Director
    Vashni Korin