A fascinating documentary from Trinidad and Tobago about the domination of Caribbean television by programs from the North, primarily the US. This film ambitiously weaves together interviews, indigenous poetry and music with clips from imported French and US television programs to show how Caribbean viewers receive a distorted view of the world that alienates them from their own cultural heritage. Also included is a glimpse of how Cuba has tackled the problem and the US response in the form of Radio Marti.
Other titles in the series are:
Lucia - The cost of an oil spill to a fishing village.
Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow - The darker side of the Green Revolution.
Rabi - Modern day fable on family values from Africa.
Life and Debt - The murder of street children in Rio de Janeiro.
Suspended Dreams - The lasting effects of the civil war in Lebanon.
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1994
Copyright Date: 1992
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-657-8
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-540-6
"An astonishingly searing look at TV."