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THE OTHER SIDE OF CARNIVAL \ 44:83 min \ Trinidad and Tobago

The Other Side of Carnival is a 45-minute documentary that explores Carnival's social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago. With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, every day locals and more, The Other Side of Carnival is able to highlight that while Carnival is an exciting occasion, it is a festival that creates turmoil, which is not widely visible...or is it just simply ignored? Known as "The Greatest Show on Earth" by the citizens, this documentary captures the roots of Carnival and how far some go to keep the original idea alive, and how others attempt to integrate change. Consummating over two years of research and interviews and with the coordination of a multi-national crew (Trinidad & Tobago, US and UK), The Other Side of Carnival does not pass judgment on Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, but aims to bring an awareness of the type of influence that Carnival has on the population.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

WINNER: Best Cultural Documentary, New York International Film Festival WINNER: Best International Documentary Short, ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival, Official Selection: Caribbean Film Corner, Official Selection: Urban Victory Online Film Festival, Official Selection: The Freestyle Life Film Exhibition.

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Charysse Tia Harper

Charysse Tia Harper, was born and raised in Oxnard, California. She graduated from the University of Southern California (May 2006) with Bachelor degrees in Cinema & Television Productions and Broadcast Journalism. She also earned a Master’s in Management & Leadership (May 2009) at Regent’s University London in the United Kingdom. Charysse is of Trinidadian descent. She has focused on her culture in three of her projects: 1) award-winning film, The Other Side of Carnival (2010) that looks at the social and economic impact Carnival has on the Trinidad & Tobago society; 2) T&T 50 in Fifteen (2012), a look at important events that have occurred during Trinidad & Tobago’s 50 years of independence; and 3) Panomundo (estimated completion 2014), a project that is in production, which examines the history of Trinidad & Tobago’s steelpan and its influence around the world.

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