Over 200 people came out to pay tribute to masman, Peter Minshall on Wednesday 23 January, at the Medulla Art Gallery in Woodbrook,when the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) launched its third annual Carnival Film Series. Sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited, the series showcases Carnival-themed films at venues across the country.
The tribute to Minshall took the form of screenings of two films about his work: Rat Race and Masman: The Complete Work, both directed by Dalton Narine. Both Minshall and Narine were present and answered questions from the audience at the end of the screening.
The Carnival Film Series comes to an end on Tuesday 5 February at Trevor’s Edge, St. John’s Rd, St. Augustine, with a screening of Jab: The Blue Devils of Paramin, directed by Alex de Verteuil, and a series of short films by Yao Ramesar, on traditional mas characters and the fire dance.
The ttff is held…
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