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CASTING CALL! UWI produces 'Amour, Désamour’

For Release Upon Receipt - January 9, 2012

St. Augustine

The UWI Department of Liberal Arts hosts a casting call for ‘Amour, Désamour’ on Wednesday 11th January, 2012, from 10am-6pm, at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain.

The producers are looking for females between the ages of eight and 45 for a variety of roles.

Amour, Désamour is a 90-minute film which is being funded by The University of the West Indies. The docu-fiction, which primarily explores gender and relationships, features fictional scenarios which reflect the experiences of women. The story presents seven female characters from different social, economic and racial groups. The major themes explored in this film include gender, relationships, abuse and sexuality. Throughout the film, there are no men physically present, although they are mentioned and referred to in the movie’s discourse.

The film will be shot and produced entirely within Trinidad and Tobago, and after its completion in March 2012 it will be entered in a variety of film festivals for screening. Through national, regional and international exposure, Amour, Désamour aims to stimulate discussions regarding gender and relationships. It is also hoped that it will be a spring-board for a series of symposia and workshops focused on the key themes highlighted within the film.

For more information please check the Facebook page titled “CASTING CALL! UWI produces 'Amour, Désamour'” or email, or call 678-5573.

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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 countries 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.

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)