Alex de Verteuil is an award-winning Trinidadian documentary filmmaker. Among his films are Wild T&T, a nature documentary, and Alabaster Moon, a collaboration with artist Sarah Beckett.
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‘70: Remembering a Revolution
Alex DeVerteuil & Elizabeth Topp
2011, 114 min., Color, Trinidad & Tobago
How did a handful of students change the course of history in Trinidad and Tobago? Between February and April 1970, the streets of Port of Spain were filled with young Black men and women chanting ‘Power to the People’, fists raised in a salute learned from the U.S. Black Panthers. This was the lege...
C’est Quitte: The French Creoles of Trinidad
2004, 59 min., Color, Trinidad & Tobago
The role of the Catholic church, of the French and Patois (Creole) languages, of educational institutions, of family values and the impact of racism, prejudice and cultural stereotypes are discussed frankly and fairly, as the camera roams from the living rooms of heritage houses to the streets and m...
JAB! The Blue Devils of Paramin
2006, 47 min., Color, Trinidad & Tobago
Isolated in the mountains of Trinidad, the district of Paramin, once a year at Carnival time sheds its rural languor and erupts into an inferno of blue-painted ‘jabs’ or devils. This 46-minute documentary, filmed in the two weeks leading up to Carnival, follows Kootoo, King Devil, as he prepares wit...