Mas Man the movie will have its European Premiere at the 11th bfm international film festival on Saturday 7th November 2009 at the RICH MIX CINEMA 2 35-47Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA. There will also be A Q+A with the Director Dalton Narine.
“A sparkling documentary that examines the life of Trinidadian Carnival “Masman” Peter Minshall, whose lifelong ambition was to prove that Mas (the Carnival stage) can be high art...Minshall’s work transcended Carnival and he was asked to work on high profile performance projects such as the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 1992, 1996 and 2002.”
It seems that Trinidad and Tobago culture will be well represented at the festival with another documentary called “THE PAN MAN.” “Pan Man tells the story of renowned jazz pianist and steel pan player Russ Henderson from his days as a struggling musician in the 1950s to receiving recognition in the form of an MBE from HRH Prince of Wales for long standing services to the music industry” Director Mike McKenzie.
Another European Premiere is the Claude Santiago directed documentary “Soca Power in Trinidad and Tobago.” It will be shown on Monday 9th of November 2009, at the Rich Mix cinema 2at 7pm.
“A dazzling documentary that follows four of soca’s most influential local talents throughout one Carnival season...The films main characters are Machel Montano, considered the most powerful man in soca; Bunji Garlin, revered even feared, for his biting lyrics and bold outspoken personality; Fay-Ann Lyons, soca royalty and one of the genre’s brightest young stars; and Isaac Blackman, son of soca’s creator Ras Shorty I...”