- The Festival, as usual, is featuring some of the works of a large number of budding filmmakers and fresh new voices are coming out in Caribbean cinema
- 2015 Documentary Diwali The Gift of Dance was screened at Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2016
- It is a magical womb where different types of cultures nurture which we don’t really find anywhere else in the world
Sept 24, 2016: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2016 started on September 20 and will continue till September 27 showcasing talent from different genres. It is taking place at various venues in Port-of-Spain; this Film Festival features some of the works of a large number of budding filmmakers and fresh new voices which are coming out in the Caribbean cinema.
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Steve James, an artist born in Trinidad, a multi-talented person who has experienced in music as well as in the making of films got the golden chance as TTFF decided to present his 15 minutes documentary shot Diwali The Gift of Dance on Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, 2016.
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Steve James is a director who uses various tools to promote the Caribbean around the world. The successful writer/composer, renowned film director, and brilliant sound engineer released his documentary Diwali The Gift of Dance in 2015 and Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival presented it this year.
His documentaries are vibrant and they are more of a tribute to the region’s incredibly rich diversity of cultures. Also, showcasing the historical and natural heritage of the place, and most of all, its people.
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The documentary shows the Caribbean is more than a melting pot. It is a magical womb where different types of cultures nurture which we don’t really find anywhere else in the world. Carribean’s Indian link is quite old and it is a great news for Indian Diaspora living there, to get the opportunity to watch it on the big screen. It tells about the Trinidadian of African descent who can become the master of Indian Dance, as Tassa rhymes with Gwo Ka on the night of Diwali.
– by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram. Twitter: @PinazKazi