Literature Alive is a 20-episode series that profiles Caribbean-Canadian authors. The series follows the evolution of Caribbean-heritage fiction from the 1960s through to the hip-hop generation. Revealing and provocative, the documentaries explore the lives and creative processes of these brilliant writers. They reveal the links between personal experience, ancestry, and migration — between Canada and the Caribbean, between the artist and the art.
One of the documentaries in the series is SHANI MOOTOO: MY DINNER WITH SHANI. In it, we celebrate the launch of Mootoo’s new novel He Drown She In The Sea at an intimate dinner party. We are invited in the festivities with Shani and her guests, filmmaker Richard Fung and writer Gamal Abdel-Shehid.
Accolades, Reviews & Screenings
CaribbeanTales Film Festival
LITERATURE ALIVE – CREDITS
Director: various, Frances-Anne Solomon, Ngardy Conteh, Regan Macaulay, Lana Lovell, Judy Singh, Tumelo Phadi
Canada and Trinidad |2005-2007 | Documentary | Series 20 episodes | 45 mins per episode | English
Featured authors include:
Season 1 | Andre Alexis, Shani Mootoo, Tessa McWatt, Dwayne Morgan, Dany Laferriere, Richardo Keens-Douglas, D’Bi.Young, Nalo Hopkinson, Jemini (Joanne Gairy), M. Nourbese Philip, Olive Senior, Pam Mordecai, Louise Bennett, Rambai Espinet
Season 2 | Creation Fire – part 1&2, The Gimi Story – part 1&2, Rachel Manley, Honor Ford Smith
Created by: Frances-Anne Solomon
Produced by: Frances-Anne Solomon
Full Cast/Crew: IMDB