Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SAVANT CREATING CONTENT grounded firmly in the Caribbean

SAVANT Ltd is an independent video production company based in Trinidad and Tobago. Begun in 2004, SAVANT has produced several television productions that cross genres and expose viewers to vibrant and engaging stories from around the Caribbean and beyond. Its flagship show, Sancoche, a cooking and travel programme broadcast throughout the Caribbean, is in its fourth season of production. In 2006, SAVANT took its production studio to the streets of Port of Spain for Makin' Mas, a six-part reality documentary series about Carnival in Trinidad. SAVANT is grounded firmly in the Caribbean, with shows focused on the region. It is particularly interested in addressing the dearth of Caribbean-produced programmes. Its mission is to provide a face and a voice to one of the world's most vibrant regions, with a rich tradition of multiculturalism. The Caribbean is our entry point to the rest of the world: our stories are universal and transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.

Making Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Winner Best Documentary, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, 2007

For four months of every year, a camp of people converges for the ritual of making carnival. Their time together is intense, vivid and exhausting. When the insatiable season comes to an end, art will have been made, worn and discarded… until the season comes again. BUY THE DVD HERE


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