Documentary about Trinidadian Carnival - “The other side of Carnival”. Not much about the roots and history of the Carnival here, it’s highlighting more the economical side of the big Carnival and tourism business.
The way Carnival is discussed here is exactly the reason why so many Trinidadians don’t know much about the roots of it. Guess it’s too hard to promote Port-of-Spain Carnival as a safe and fun drinking disneyland for US tourists AND explaining the canbulay and slavery emancipation roots.
The Other Side of Carnival (there are 2 previews, film begins at 2:50)
The Other Side of Carnival (2010) is a 45-minute documentary that explores Carnival’s social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago. With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, every day locals and more, The Other Side of Carnival is able to highlight that while Carnival is an exciting occasion, it is a festival that creates turmoil, which is not widely visible…or is it just simply ignored? Known as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, this documentary captures the roots of Carnival and how far some go to keep the original idea alive, and how others attempt to integrate change.