Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Month Ahead

... will be spent working mainly on the "Participatory Video" project with Rose (McCausland) and the British Council. In this course of time, twenty teenagers - 5 each from two schools in North Trinidad and two in South Trinidad - will work further on the themes they came up with over this weekend's residential workshop in Toco. As they gain experience with conceptualising, directing, storyboarding and use of the cameras, they will develop their themes into two short films (one produced by the two north schools, the other produced by the two south schools). These films will be launched at an outdoor film screening to be hosted on the evening of May 21st in the Botanical Gardens. The public is of course invited.

So many amazing things happened for all of us (twenty students, four teachers, one British Council representative and the 'facilitators' - Rose and myself) over the residential weekend that it might be trite of me to simply recount it all in factual words. My recap of it (yesterday) was therefore a more abstract account of one moment by the sea which somehow encapsulated the entire experience for me.

- Happy Hippy -


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Trinidad & Tobago film industry operated? Is the government involved activately?

question the moment!!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

There are individuals who have tried/are trying to get a viable film industry going ... but to answer your question - no we don't really have one - although there are a few films that have been produced independently. The Government is not actively involved. It's difficult to get funding locally to have an art exhibition, much less funding to produce a film. One gets projects like that done through independent efforts - self funding or sometimes with some assistance from Corporate bodies if fortunate.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

And I have a question for you now: Why are you anonymous?

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for real! who is that anonymous person???

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Hippy, i wasn't sure if you were referring to me or another anonymous reader.
if its "me" i have no real reason in particular....it is just easier than having to sign up as a blog user.

question the moment!!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Paz said...

Ce'st beau!

Mon souvenir prefere c'est passait le temps a la plage?

Ou est Toco?

5:24 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Well I guess there are many anonymous people ... but I was "questioning the moment". I wondered why you would be anonymous ... and for so long. To be non-anonymous you don't have to be a blogger - you can just comment as "Other" and they will ask you for your name, etc. But ... if you choose to remain anonymous that's fine. I appreciate your comments whether you are known or not.

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paz, don't you know happy hippy doesn't speak french .....translation of Paz post:
"Its Beautiful. i have had my best memories at the beach Toco."

To Happy Hippy you can call me Precious. but i prefer "question the moment"

question the moment!!

7:25 AM  

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