Oscar nods for Caribbean producers and directors?

Photo Courtesy Google (Sugar Cane Alley the 1983 film by Euzhan Palcy set in 1930s Martinique)

Caribbean actors have done it, so it is not impossible.

So I will like to see Caricom member states and other Caribbean film makers receive Oscar nods.

There is so much artistic talent in this region.

So instead of continuing to be a strong consumer of film content, why not begin to be a strong distributor.

In the Oscar short film and documentary categories, I believe there is room to compete.

Just imagine the body of history and culture we can share with the world.

It is also a way to document the region, for future generations.

This year foreign film Oscar Winner was Amour. This Austrian film depicted the life of an elderly couple, one sick and the other aging. This film is one for the achieves of social scientist.

A record 71 countries submitted entries in the Best Foreign Language Film Category. The coverage of topics were indeed wide. For example, War Witch (Canada), Kon-Tiki (Norway), No (Chile) and A Royal Affair (Denmark).

So Caribbean film makers and producers, what do you say?

Let us double up our efforts and make it an Oscar carnival.

Children shaped by violence

(Photo Courtesy of Google)

Youth violence is becoming a major problem.

More and more youths are responding with violence.

On themselves, on each other, on their families and on society.

What is going on? It is all I can ask.

Why is it youths feel the need to use violence to get their points across.

Our culture of violence has shaped a violent society.

One where young people see no other outlet then violence.

Where will it end……

what a story to follow

looking beyond borders

China surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s biggest trading nation last year as measured by the sum of exports and imports of goods, a milestone in the Asian nation’s challenge to the U.S. dominance in global commerce that emerged after the end of World War II.

U.S. exports and imports of goods last year totaled $3.82 trillion, the U.S. Commerce Department said last week. China’s customs administration reported last month that the country’s total trade in goods in 2012 amounted to $3.87 trillion.

Read Here – Bloomberg

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