socanews.com  
 
 
   
 
 
 
home | articles | Greta Mendez wins awards          [1190 page views]
 
 
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.

Comments
 
RELATED
London Calypso Tent gets ready for the Notting Hill carnival season
Thu 7 Aug 2014
 
Notting Hill Carnival starts in October!
Mon 21 Jul 2014
 
USVI Soca Queen is ready to take charge
Mon 21 Jul 2014
 
 
Follow Us
Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Youtube
Share On Pinterest
Seychelles carnival changes its route
Tue 14 Apr 2015
 
What’s on Victoria’s menu of mas and music?
Fri 10 Apr 2015
 
DJ Stephen Spreading Our Culture Around
Thu 9 Apr 2015
 
Seychelles Carnival preview
Wed 8 Apr 2015
 
New carnival on the way for Aruba
Tue 7 Apr 2015