Festival Report: The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) was a whirlwind experience: fourteen days of intense programming that left Christine Acham both exhausted and exhilarated by the too-often-unacknowledged work happening in the Caribbean today. The largest film festival in the English-speaking Caribbean celebrated its tenth anniversary from September 15–29, screening some 150 films, facilitating a film mart, curating a New Media collection, and staging both a filmmaker immersion program and a three-day academic film symposium. A cursory look at the festival's program speaks to its role as historian, educator, and entertainer, with an overriding interest in building a sustainable film industry in the Caribbean. Films reviewed include: Outloud, A Safe Space, Sweet Micky for President, and My Father's Land.
trinidad+tobago film festival: Nurturing a Developing Film Industry
Christine Acham is Associate Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. She is the author of Revolution Televised: Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and a number of articles on African American film, television documentary, and web series. She also co-directed and edited the award-winning documentary, Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door (2011). She is a member of the Film Quarterly editorial board.
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Christine Acham; trinidad+tobago film festival: Nurturing a Developing Film Industry. Film Quarterly 1 March 2016; 69 (3): 79–83. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.69.3.79
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