caribBEING, in partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, presents Target First Saturdays featuring the best of Caribbean film, music, and art. The emphasis of this program is to bridge arts, entertainment and cultural gap by presenting culturally relevant and contextual programming in Central Brooklyn with an emphasis on the Flatbush neighborhood.
On August 2, 2014, from 6:00 to 10:00pm, caribBEING will present Dalton Narine’s film Mas Man: Peter Minshall, the story of a Trinidad Carnival designer who became an Emmy Award–winning artistic director for three Olympic Games; Hannah Roodman’s Project 2×1, a documentary about the Crown Heights neighborhood, recorded by its West Indian and Hasidic community; and a live music performance by Request Band. These events will take place at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy, New York, New York).
Mas Man (The Complete Work) explores Peter Minshall’s leap from designer in the Trinidad Carnival to an artistic director of the Opening Ceremonies for three Olympic Games, based on his knack for “making what is small seem big in open space.” Minshall was instrumental in staging the 1992 Barcelona Games, Atlanta (1996) and Salt Lake City (2002), for which he won an Emmy. Olympic Games producers found Minshall’s genius for orchestrating grand spectacles in the Trinidad Carnival, where his themes usually played on good and evil. His platform has been “the Mas,” which he brings to the streets as theatre, or dancing mobiles, way beyond the horizon of masquerade.
Dalton Narine, producer and director of Mas Man, is an award-winning Florida-based, Trinidadian-born journalist, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker.’
Project 2×1: Shot in part with Google Glass, Project 2×1 is a short documentary film and grassroots initiative exploring the distinct cultures of the Hasidic and West Indian communities living side by side in the 2 mile x 1 mile area of Crown Heights.
Hannah Roodman: Creative storyteller with expertise in multimedia production, branding, copywriting, and community & partnership development.
For more information on films, see http://www.masmanthemovie.com/pages/synopsis125.html, http://project2x1.com/ and http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/filmmakers-google-glass-show-crown-heights-culture-clash-article-1.1477297
For more information on caribBEING, see http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2a476175cc3b26a9e65201585&id=3616ff3031&e=36feca78f9