Director: Christopher Laird
Country: Trinidad & Tobago
Year of Production: 2016
Total Running Time: 10 min
ABOUT THE FILM
Mas artists, Peter Minshall, producing his first mas for carnival in nearly ten years reinterprets Mikhail Fokine’s classic ballet THE DYING SWAN for a ‘Moko Jumbie’ (a stilt dancer) in drag. This film chronicles the assemblage and performance of this mas at the King of Carnival competition in February 2016.
Christopher Laird has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with Banyan Ltd. over the past 40 years garnering a score of national, regional and international awards.
He has overseen the establishment of what is arguably the world’s largest collection of Caribbean culture on video in the Banyan Archive.