Visual Culture: The Best Caribbean Films of 2016


Play the Devil, by filmmaker Maria Govan (Bahamas)

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Set in Paramin, Trinidad, with Carnival as its backdrop, and prominently featuring the town’s famed Blue Devils, this film from Bahamian director Maria Govan is a coming of age story of a teenage boy who is the object of a wealthy, older man’s obsession. Premiering at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the film was one of the winners of the Best Local Feature Film Award at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, as well as the Best Film as decided by a Youth Jury. It is in the midst of a packed film festival run.