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World premiere of pan film at Nalis
The world premiere of Panomundo Part 2: Pan Worldwide will take place on Friday, November 24, at the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis) in Port-of-Spain. This three-hour, invitation-only event, hosted by Xplore the World and Komonopromo, will feature a steelband performance, recognition of pan legends and a Q&A with award-winning filmmakers, Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper.
Panomundo is a feature-length documentary, told in two sections, about the history of the steelpan and its global influence. Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan was released in London in 2015. It focuses on the inception of the steelpan in T&T until its international recognition in 1951 at the Festival of Britain. Part 2: Pan Worldwide looks at the instrument’s impact in six countries: Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
“This is a very exciting time for us,” says Harper, the Trinidadian-American producer of the documentary, who is in New York following a Part 1 screening. “We have been working on this film for over five years and it has been our dream to have the world premiere of Part 2 where the instrument was born.”
In January 2012, Morton and Harper travelled to Trinidad to begin production of the documentary. What was expected to be an hour-long film turned into a larger story encompassing an array of people on various continents.
By 2015, the duo amassed over 60 hours of footage and finally a decision was made to split the film in two sections.
The world premiere of Panomundo Part 2: Pan Worldwide will take place at the Audio Visual Room (basement level) in Nalis, Hart and Abercomby Streets, from, Port-of-Spain, from 6 pm. It will open with a screening of Part 1, followed by an intermission. Part 2 will begin promptly at 7.30 pm followed by a Q&A. Seating is limited.
For those interested in attending, please RSVP to Leslynne Matthews: 868-374-6605. View a two-minute trailer of Panomundo and visit https://www.facebook.com/panomundo
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