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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (2/6)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 49 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1992
Available in French: No

A fascinating documentary from Trinidad and Tobago about the domination of Caribbean television by programs from the North, primarily the U.S. This film ambitiously weaves together interviews, indigenous poetry and music with clips from imported French and U.S. television programs to show how Caribbean viewers receive a distorted view of the world that alienates them from their own cultural heritage. Also included is a glimpse of how Cuba has tackled the problem and the U.S. response in the form of Radio Marti.

Awards: Best of Category, Caribbean Film & TV Festival

Links: http://www.tve.org - the producer’s site

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