‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

Few in Toronto’s Caribbean community may be aware of the three African-American woman whose work on “Project  Mercury” made it possible  for  the United States to catch up in the space race by launching the first American, Alan Shepard, into space and sending John Glenn into orbit around the earth. Now the inspiring story about […]

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre 70 years ago, will be the first woman other than the Queen  to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the […]

Sugar Aloes and Baron to sing at Soca Gold Christmas extravaganza

Sugar Aloes and Baron to sing at Soca Gold Christmas extravaganza

Trinidadian artistes Sugar Aloes and Baron, widely regarded as two of most melodious voices in calypso and soca, are returning to Toronto for another performance in the city. The latest, titled “Soca Gold Christmas Extravaganza’’, is on Sunday, November 27, at Chandni Grand Banquet Hall, 3895 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough. “This show is an early Christmas […]

Film on the life of Errol Barrow to have its world premiere in Toronto

Film on the life of Errol Barrow to have its world premiere in Toronto

“Errol Barrow: Freedom Fighter,” a full-length feature film on the life of the former prime minister of Barbados who led his country to political independence in 1966,  will have its world premiere at the Innis Town Hall cinema, University of Toronto, on November 12. This docudrama stars Adrian Holmes, a Canadian of Barbadian heritage, and […]

“Shoot the messenger” premieres on CBC-TV on Monday

“Shoot the messenger” premieres on CBC-TV on Monday

“Shoot the messenger,’” a political crime thriller, produced by  Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer  Holness, the husband and wife team from Hungry Eyes Film and Television, premieres on Monday on CBC-TV. In an interview, Jamaica-born Holness concedes that the idea of shooting or killing the messenger is certainly not a new one in the field of […]

CIFF wraps up with ‘sold out’ screening of Bazodee

CIFF wraps up with ‘sold out’ screening of Bazodee

By Jasminee Sahoye     By Jasminee Sahoye The 11th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival under the theme, ‘Caribbean Love’ wrapped up on Wednesday evening following the sold out Canadian screening of Bazodee, a new style Bollywood musical with a distinctly Caribbean island flavour. It’s set on the vivid, colourful twin islands of Trinidad and […]

Anatomy of Violence

Anatomy of Violence

Anatomy of Violence, written and directed by Deepa Mehta, pivots around a young woman, accompanied by her fiancé,   who both  boarded a bus in Delhi on December 16,, 2012. History has recorded that she was gang-raped within inches of her life. Her fiancé and travelling companion was also very badly beaten. Both were eventually […]