Friday, January 7, 2011

Q & A with filmmaker Dalton Narine

Dalton Narine

He has written for The Village Voice, been the Features editor at Ebony, as well as The Miami Herald. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran and has won awards for his writing on post-traumatic stress disorder.

Somewhere in between all of this, Dalton Narine has also managed to make an astounding 14 films, all set in Trinidad and Tobago, making him one of the most high-profile filmmakers in the Caribbean. His latest feature ‘Mas Man Peter Minshall’, which chronicles the life and work of Peter Minshall, won Best Documentary at the New York International Film Festival in 2010.
Here is a conversation I recently had with Dalton, in which he talks about what it was like working with Peter Minshall, and why the word ‘documentary’ can be tricky when you are looking for funding.

A Conversation with Noble Douglas

This is a video that was made after the Noble Douglas Dance Company celebrated their 25th anniversary-'DAM 25'. In it Dave Williams , a member of the company conducts a short interview with Noble Douglas.
The young girls seen at the start of the video are not  dance company  members but are in fact members of the Lilliput Dance Company.
The photos   in the film were all taken by Rodell Warner who had exclusive access during the night of the performance. Some of the dances depicted were made by other choreographers as well as Noble Douglas.