The Other Side of Carnival

The Other Side of Carnival


The Other Side of Carnival is a 45-minute documentary that explores Carnival’s social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago.

With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, every day locals and more, The Other Side of Carnival is able to highlight that while Carnival is an exciting occasion, it is a festival that creates turmoil, which is not widely visible…or is it just simply ignored?

Known as “The Greatest Show on Earth” by the citizens, this documentary captures the roots of Carnival and how far some go to keep the original idea alive, and how others attempt to integrate change.

Consummating over two years of research and interviews and with the coordination of a multi-national crew (Trinidad & Tobago, US and UK), The Other Side of Carnival does not pass judgment on Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, but aims to bring an awareness of the type of influence that Carnival has on the population.

  1. 30 November, 2011 at 19:38

    What a fantastic documentary! I just got in 6 minutes,,but will be watching the rest at work tmrw. It’s really surprising (and sad) how many people don’t know about the origins of Carnival! Well, I guess I don’t blame them. I feel like the festival has lost much of its original meaning and has just become a show of FLESH!! I look forward to watching the remaining documentary. Thanks for sharing! 😀

  2. 1 December, 2011 at 9:56

    my pleasure…

    i share some of your sentiments… i think the Masquerade that is Carnival is one of the few times i may actually be turned off by too much FLESH 😦

  1. 29 November, 2011 at 12:30
  2. 6 February, 2012 at 11:30

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