Jean Gentil takes top prize at T&T Film Festival; Full List of Awards

Repeating Islands

The story of a Haitian man looking for spiritual peace has taken the main prize at the trinidad+tobago film festival 2011 (ttff/11), presented by Flow.

The Festival, in its sixth annual edition, ran from 21 September to 04 October. The awards were presented at a ceremony on Sunday 02 October.

Jean Gentil, directed by Israel Cárdenas of Mexico and Laura Guzmán of the Dominican Republic, took the jury prize for the overall best narrative feature film.

A documentary about the Black Power uprising that took place in Trinidad and Tobago in 1970 won the prize for best local feature film. Entitled ’70: Remembering a Revolution, the film was directed by Alex de Verteuil and Elizabeth Topp.

Hit Me with Music, a documentary about Jamaica’s dancehall culture, proved a popular film on the night. The film, directed by Miquel Galofré, picked up two awards: the jury prize…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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