Women Visualizing Africa Film Series: Double Feature Documentary: La femme invisible (The Invisible Woman) (Franco-Cameroonian, 2009)
Film: Calypso at Dirty Jim’s (Franco-Cameroonian, 2010)
Calypso is the soul of Trinidad. For the past three centuries, Calypso storytellers have been the “Chantwell” of the Creole world. While improvising and resisting any kind of censorship, the calypsonians tell stories of slavery, freedom, war and everyday life through their poetry. Calypso emphasizes love, along with a high dose of humor and sex. With captivating melodies and timeless hits, their rhythms free the bodies of the audience who sing with them the joy and drama of the journey of these Caribbean nations. Calypso at Dirty Jim’s tells the story of with a gathering of this generation of artists in the heart of the Calypso City and on stage at the infamous ‘Dirty Jim’s Swizzle Club’ in Trinidad.
French w/ English subtitles.