The Shouters and the Control Freak Empire

Synopsis:  

Exposing the central conflict between Euro-centric and Afro-centric religions, this thought-provoking film offers a socio-historical context as it re-visits the 1917 – 1951 Prohibition Ordinance on the ‘Shouter’ Baptist religion of Trinidad & Tobago. Going further, it challenges the laws that legislate against a belief system, and questions the effects of such legislation both on members of the faith and the general public.
Screenings:
  • CARIFESTA XI 2013 Film Festival in Paramaribo, Suriname on 21st August 2013
  • Caribbean Film Festival in Toronto Canada on 7th March 2013
  • Zuma Film Festival on 7th May 2012
  • Montreal International Black Film Festival on 28th September 2011
  • Portobello Film Festival on 5th September 2011
  • Columbia Gorge Film Festival on 13th August 2011
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival on 26th September 2010
Awards:
  • The Best International Short Documentary Award — the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, 2011

Director:  

Oyetavo Raymond Ojoade and Professor Onwubibo Agozino

Country:  

Trinidad & Tobago

Year:  

2010

Length:  

28 mins

Lan:  

English

Logline:  

Intertwines Christianity with African cultural practices and juxtaposes Euro-centricism with Afro-centricism

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