Visual Culture: The Best Caribbean Films of 2016

December 20, 2016

Play the Devil, by filmmaker Maria Govan (Bahamas)


Set in Paramin, Trinidad, with Carnival as its backdrop, and prominently featuring the townโ€™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 manโ€™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.