CineLit

Literature brought to life on screen though our Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival. All non-English films are shown with English subtitles.

A festival within a festival – because the best films are from books!

CineLit celebrated the remarkably rich heritage of both literature and film from our hemispheric neighbours and commemorated the life and work of the Nobel Laureate, poet Sir Derek Walcott.

From Tuesday 18 April to Sunday 30 April, dozens of feature films and documentaries, including adaptations of beloved literary classics from across Latin America and the Caribbean, were screened — many of them award-winning films, and most of them making their T&T debut.

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain and Venezuela, was proud to host the 2017 CineLit.

*All non-English films were screened with English subtitles, with the exception of the film La ciudad y los perros (The Time of the Hero).

Venues:

  • AV Room, lower ground floor, National Library, Port of Spain
  • Auditorium, Centre for Language Learning (CLL), UWI, St. Augustine
  • Film Unit, Carmody Street, UWI St. Augustine
  • AV Room, Alma Jordan Library, UWI St. Augustine

Venues:

  • AV Room, lower ground floor, National Library, Port of Spain
  • Auditorium, Centre for Language Learning (CLL), UWI, St. Augustine
  • Film Unit, Carmody Street, UWI St. Augustine
  • AV Room, Alma Jordan Library, UWI St. Augustine