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Greta Mendez wins awards
By Michelle Johnson
United Kingdom
Wednesday 17 October 2012 : 9:00 GMT

Trinidad born dancer-turned-film-maker Greta Mendez won an international award in Jakarta, Indonesia in August for her film Ophelia. The journey leading to the award began in India. Greta participated in Art Karavan International, travelling with artists from around the world through villages in the Himalayas, arriving in Kashmir. There, the face of oppression, depression and high rates of suicide amongst the Kashmiri moved her to create Ophelia, after the character of the same name in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Mendez was amazed to have been nominated for the prize, and astounded to have won; she received the award in person in Jakarta.

Mendez was also recognised by the Trinidad and Tobago government in September for her ‘Achievement in Arts’. “It is, of course, wonderful to be recognised by one's own government and peers for the contributions you make in your field,” she said.

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