Medulla Art Gallery presents: Peter Minshall Tribute: trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), Carnival Film Series

By ARC Magazine Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 Categories: Film, Updates

trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) launches its programme of events for this year with its third annual Carnival Film Series. Sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) as part of the T&T Film Nights community film screenings initiative, the series showcases Carnival-themed films, and takes place from 23 January to 5 February at venues across the country. Admission is free and all screenings start at 7pm. For more information, visit

The programme gets underway Wednesday 23rd January, 7pm at Medulla Art Gallery, 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain, where there will be a tribute to celebrated Carnival bandleader, Peter Minshall. The tribute will take the form of screenings of two films about Minshall and his work: Rat Race/TT/20 mins and Masman: The Complete Work/TT/89mins both directed by Dalton Narine.

Masman – The Complete Work explores Peter Minshall’s leap from designer in the Trinidad Carnival to an artistic director of the opening ceremonies for three Olympic Games. The film has won nine awards at festivals in Trinidad & Tobago, New York City, Las Vegas, Ohio (2), Los Angeles, Switzerland, Indonesia and South Africa. It has been screened on six continents – USA, Canada, Argentina, England, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Poland, Greece, India, China, Thailand, Africa, Australia.


Rat Race: Paul Keens Douglas narrates over the carnival presentation.

Lisa’s Corn Soup and drinks will be available for sale.
Limited copies of Masman – The Complete Work will be available for sale.

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