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Winners of the Guyana Prize for Literature and the Guyana Caribbean Prize

by Ivette Romero

Renowned writer David Dabydeen and leading playwright Harold Bascom were the top awardees in drama and fiction as the winners of the Guyana Prize for Literature and the Guyana Prize Caribbean 2014 Awards, which were announced last night at the Pegasus International Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. read on…

Ida Does: A Brief Interview with Repeating Islands

by Ivette Romero

Film director Ida Does was born in Suriname, and is of French, Chinese, and Dutch-Creole descent. She has worked as a journalist, researcher, writer, and documentary filmmaker for the past two decades and resides in Aruba and the Netherlands. She studied documentary filmmaking at the Media Academy in Hilversum and the Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. After working at a broadcast company for five years, she went on to become an independent filmmaker and producer in 2007. Does has directed two award-winning documentaries about prominent, national figures of Suriname–freedom fighter Anton de Kom—Peace, Memories of Anton de Kom—and poet Trefossa (Henri Frans de Ziel)—Trefossa: I Am Not I. [See previous posts Forthcoming Film: Derek Walcott, Poetry is an Island and Film: Contributions Needed for “Poetry is an Island, Derek Walcott”.]

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