News Releases

UWI Professor launches book and film series

For Release Upon Receipt - April 20, 2010

St. Augustine

Professor Patricia Mohammed, who directed “Coolie Pink and Green,” the winner of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival’s People’s Choice award for best local short film, will launch her book, Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation, and film series, “A Different Imagination,” on Friday 23rd April, 2010, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Office of the Campus Principal, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine.

This launch, hosted by The UWI Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) and the Faculty of Social Sciences, will feature speeches by Professor Clement Sankat, University Pro Vice Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal; Professor Rhoda Reddock, Deputy Principal; Professor Bridget Brereton, Professor of History; and Dr Hamid Ghany, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Professor Mohammed, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies and Campus Co-ordinator, School for Graduate Studies and Research, will be available to sign copies of her book and film series, both of which will be on sale that night. Imaging the Caribbean will be on sale for $270, and “A Different Imagination,” a series of five films, will cost $150.

This event is free of charge and open to all. To find out more, please contact Professor Patricia Mohammed at 684-3501, or 662 2002 Ext. 2003, 4186, 3064, or

For the latest UWI News, click



About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 lcountries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.