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THE SKIN: VIP Reception & Red Carpet Launch.

“The Skin is based on stories I heard as a child and in my research to write the screenplay, I discovered that the soucouyant  can be traced back to Greek Mythology.  Most likely it came to the Caribbean through Europe and not Africa as many would believe” Howard Allen, filmmaker.

The Skin screens tonight Friday 16th after a Red Carpet reception @ Harbourfront Centre


Howard and Mitzi Allen, the filmmaking duo behind  Antiguan mythological thriller THE SKIN, speaking to the media in Toronto earlier this week.


11 am : Enjoy a carnival workshop with Christopher Pinheiro followed by the screening of the film Calypso Dreams. “Calypso Dreams is far and away the best film ever made about Calypso.” FREE

2pm :  10 years of Animae Caribe: Camille Selvon Abrahams presents 10 years of Caribbean Animation – $12

5pm : Mas ManPortrait of Carnival Artist Peter Minshall – The Director’s Cut / and the short films ASE by Nicole Brooks and  Redemption by Sean Michael Field – $12

7.30pm : In Conversation with Ian Harnarine – filmmaker of  “Doubles WIth Slight Pepper”, and the feature film Fire In Babylon They brought the world to its knees, and a nation to its feet, witness the breathtaking story of the West Indies cricket team of the ’70s and ’80s.


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