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Tracy Assing
Producer: Tracy Assing
40 minutes
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The Amerindians

In this revealing documentary, Tracy Assing explores Trinidad’s indigenous history and the inner workings of the organization which represents these indigenous descendants, the Santa Rosa Carib Community--the only recognized group representing indigenous descendants in Trinidad and Tobago. Until now, Amerindian descendants have depended on the stories of their grandparents and great-grandparents for their history, while the indigenous story of survival has been written out of the history books. Assing walks us through her own exploration of the history of the Santa Rosa Community while her great aunt, the Carib Queen, prepares to join the Great Spirit.

"An excellent documentary account of the contemporary Amerindian population of Trinidad and Tobago, and the issues the community faces. Amerindian identity, we are reminded, is not and nor should it be solely or principally about public events like the Santa Rosa Festival. There is far more to the story."
- Dylan Kerrigan, The Caribbean Review of Books

"Amerindian history and culture have long been subverted in the Caribbean, whether deliberately or not, but this new documentary by a first-time director is looking to redress the balance."
- James Fuller, Caribbean Beat

  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
  • University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
  • University of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Peter Doig’s Studio Film Club, Angostura Complex, Laventille, Trinidad
  • National Academy of Performance Arts, Port of Spain, Trinidad

  • Tracy Assing
    Producer: Tracy Assing
    40 minutes

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