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UWI Physicist produces Science Documentary in HD

For Release Upon Receipt - May 13, 2008

St. Augustine

Dr. Shirin Haque, Head of the Department of Physics at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, has produced a 25-minute educational documentary to be aired on local channels in Trinidad and across the Caribbean.

The documentary, which is titled ‘Adventures in Discovery’, explores some of the science that is happening in the Caribbean and its impacts on our lives. It is the first documentary produced locally in High Definition (HD). Filmed in Antigua, Montserrat, Barbados and Trinidad, ‘Adventures in Discovery’ takes viewers on a journey across the Caribbean on a quest, from flying over a volcano in Montserrat to exploring caves underground in Barbados.

The film is directed by Mr. Terry Sampson (also of The University of the West Indies), and features indigenous original musical score by the group "Jewels of Nature". Major funding for the documentary has been provided by The University of the West Indies, with additional funding from TCL, Dr. Bruno Mitchell and Republic Bank Limited.

For more information, please contact Dr. Shirin Haque, Head, Department of Physics, UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, at or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 2051 (Tel.) or 662 9904 (Fax).