Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: GIS film on CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: GIS film on CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Chronicle
Publication Date: 9/24/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA00199867
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Cameraman Basi Roberts, Director of Photography, Rudolph David and
Producer/Director Brian Stuart-Young (arm outstretched) on locaioa with the
Viva Bahal Group.



If you have been-
momentarily distracted
during one of the Carl-
festa presentations by the
lights and cameras of the
G.LS. film team, then you
mst be aware that por-
tions of this great event
have been recorded on
This assignment is far
more ambitious than mem-
bcrs of the general pulbic
would suspect, andetainly
more so than aaW ..a| -
duction the G. I. K';ha1? ever
been involved in.
The object of this exercise
is to produce a full ength
prestige docum in
colour based o .ARI-
FESTA. It is by to means
merely a record of ht1I o'ter-
tainment aspects -the
festival. This is t i at-
tempt to discuss on ~t$i n a
serious and- inde, tat-
ment, the heritage a the
Caribbean peoples and the
growth of the Caribbean
The film is intended for
international distribution,
partly so that those in the
Caribbean who could not at-

SE S e second, and perhaps
tena ranresta could share in more important, is the Plan-
the experience, but more im- station system, responsible
ortantly to project the ob- for influx of Africans as
jective of Caribbean nation- slaves and East Indians as
hood and regional con- indentured labourers. It is
ciousness in cultural matters the cultural manifestations
across the world. of these peoples which at-
Recognising the impor- traced most attention during
tance of this project, the CARIFESTA.
entire staff of the GJS. The European influence
Film Unit, under Executive which still manifests itself
Producer Hutton Archer, has in our architecture, our
been working long hours and dress, our linguistic forms
putting in extra effort to en- and our mannerisms,
sure that the product is of operated during the Planta-
the highest quality, tion era as a separatist force
Amian among the Caribbean
Amerindian peoples, further emphasising
The Producr/Director is the physical insularity of the
Brian Stuart-Young, and region.
Director of PhMtogaph;, Traditions
Rudolph David. The script
was researched and written It is significant that this
by Professor Robert Moore. European influence has de-
The entire production team creased in its impact and has
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a es tra e m t e Lact that
this will be an all-Guyanese
The documentary will es-
tablish briefly the historical
pattern of the Caribbean, ex-
ploring the two common
denominators of our history.
The first of these is the
pre-Columbian past, the
story of the various Carib,
Arawak and Amerindian
tribes which have inhabited
the region for thousands of
years before 1492. "The
Legend of Kaieteur", "Cou-
vade" and a dance sequence
of the Trinidad Southern
Dance Company dwell on
this aspect of our history.

become just one of many, as
was seen in the Haitian
quadrille and maypole dances
which are a compromise be-
tween the European and
African traditions.
It is in this context that
the film will show the im-
portance of the CARIFESTA
exercise; the necessity of
reaching back to our roots to
understand and highlight
what we have in common-
Then will come the visual
representation of the exposi-
tion of Caribbean Culture,
The film wil; be ready for
release -in December of this
year. It is honed that the
sound track will be dubbed
in French, Spanish, Dutch
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