Caribbean Studies Association Film and Performance Track presents:
Dr. Jean Antoine
Dr Jean Antoine is a scholar in film and literature. She was the first Co-ordinator of Film studies in this fledging programme at the University of the West Indies and continues to position film as a key component in her role as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Dr Antoine has published widely in the area of film studies, including a seminal publication on the montage theory of Eisenstein. She is an expert in the work of Derek Walcott and has been involved in the making of a documentary on the 1992 nobel prize winner of literature from the Caribbean. In addition to these projects, she is working on forthcoming book that will feature a collection of essays on Caribbean Cinema.
Jean Antoine was invited as a member of the panel which looked at narrative film in the region in a dialogue facilitated by Francesca Hawkins. Panellists addressed the unique themes which Caribbean feature films address and the importance of harnessing collective experiences into a visual Caribbean aesthetic. German Gruber (Legend of Buchi Fil), Feliex de Rooj (Ava and Gabriel, Almasita), Pim de Parra ( Wan Pipel, Secret of Saramacca River) and Dr Bruce Paddington (UWI Film Program Coordinator/ Director Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival) spoke at length on the importance of Caribbean Cinema and its place in shaping the culture of the region.