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Walcott film makes world premiere

Zahra Gordon, Guardian (Trinidad & Tobago)

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Derek Walcott against the backdrop of The Pitons in St Lucia, in a scene from Poetry Is An Island.

The documentary about Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott, Poetry is an Island, had its world premiere at the 2013 T&T Film Festival (TTFF) on Saturday.

The film, which was directed by Ida Does, focuses on Walcott’s creative process and his dedication to art. Both Walcott and Does were present at the screening and participated in a question- and-answer session.

Does, in an e-mail interview, said she was happy the film was premiering at TTFF. “I think it’s great since Walcott has lived in Port-of-Spain for many years and has a history of working in the arts there.”


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  1. That's not the only story without a comment ..why can't just make your contribution without being a prick

  2. and nobody has anything to say under this story, if it was a slp or uwp story plenty of comments, i'm no fan of Derek Wallcott's arrogance and high and mightiness but kudos to him for putting St Lucia out there for being more than a political battlefront


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