'70, remembering a revolution [videorecording] /
directed and produced by Elizabeth Topp, Alex de Verteuil ; script, Elizabeth Topp.
[Trinidad and Tobago? : A. de Verteuil?, 2011]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Trinidad and Tobago? : A. de Verteuil?, 2011]
Not licensed for classroom use.
credits note
Camera, Sean Edghill, Robert Lee, Luke Paddington ; editor, Luke Paddington.
general note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Interviewees: Michael Als, Jennifer Jones-Kernahan, Raoul Pantin, Brother Resistance, Leslie Scotland, Conrad O'Brien, Makandal Daaga, Selwyn Ryan, Khafra Kambon, Mairoon Ali, Dennis Hall, Clive Nunez, Brenda Farfan, Brother Valentino, Gerry Besson, Teddy Belgrave, Ayegoru Ome, Brinsley Samaroo, Lennox Grant, Raffique Shah, Ivan Laughlin, Liseli Daaga, Peter Ames, Merle Hodge, Ivan Laughlin, rock Salandy, Opoku Ware, Richard Kelshall, Erica Williams Connell and others.
Between February and April 1970, the streets of Port of Spain were filled with angry young black men and women chanting "power to the people", fists raised in a salute learned from the Black Panthers of the U.S.A. They struck fear into the hearts of downtown business owners who quickly locked their banks and stores as they heard the approaching sound of marching feet. This was the legendary Black Power revolution, which captivated the imaginations of their youthful followers and made the government of Dr. Eric Williams and the white establishment very nervous indeed. The documentary records the events through interviews of the revolutionaries themselves, the journalists observing from the sidelines, the daughter and a close confidante of the Prime Minister, senior members of the white business community, Coast Guard officers, Army mutineers, calypsonians, a banker, a lawyer, a priest, a comedian and a Carnival Queen.
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