Bamsees, Boats + Bazodee: Highlights From the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival

September 29, 2015

Papa Machete (Haiti)
papa-macheteWe’ve told you about Papa Machete before, but it wouldn’t hurt to recommend it once more now that the film (from LargeUp contributor Jason Fitzroy Jeffers’ Third Horizon collective) has taken home the best documentary short award at TTFF, and is also set to be made into a feature-length documentary. Naturalistic yet mesmerizingly surreal, Papa Machete offers a rare look into Tire Machรจt (or Haitian machete fighting)โ€”a sort of martial art with roots in the Haitian Revolution that has long been shrouded in secrecy.