Wrestling with the Angels: An Exploration of Caribbeanness

Event Date(s): 17/11/2009

Location: FHE South Block, Room 3

All are invited to view the documentary, "Wrestling with the Angels: An Exploration of Caribbeanness," directed by Marsha Pearce and narrated by Professor Aggrey Brown, on Tuesday November 17th 2009, from noon to 1:30 pm, at the FHE South Block, Room 3. This documentary is a part of a special Lunch Time Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Liberal Arts.

Focusing on the English-Speaking Caribbean, the documentary explores the complexities of portraying Caribbean people and life through the moving images and sounds of the music video genre. The documentary features interviews with directors, producers and musicians/artistes, including Robert Yao Ramesar, Walt Lovelace, Little X, Mungal Patasar, Ras Kassa, Jay Will, Nordia Rose and Tessanne Chin. Wrestling with the Angels has been screened at such film festivals as the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, the Africa World Documentary Film Festival, the Bridgetown Film Festival and the CaribbeanTales Film Festival. Persons curious about issues of representation, identity, television, music, communication and popular culture will find the documentary of interest. 


About Marsha Pearce

Marsha Pearce is a Cultural Studies PhD candidate at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies. In 2006 she received the Rex Nettleford Cultural Studies Fellowship granted by the Rhodes Trust - an award offered annually to a Caribbean resident in support of works that pursue knowledge. Ms Pearce used the award to fund production of her 91-minute documentary. 

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