A Loss of Innocence: Combating Child Labour in the Caribbean
This feature is at least 15 years old – so in many ways, it is dated – but I think the testimonials of the children still stand. This was real guerilla production (except that it wasn’t independent; we were commissioned by the International Labour Organisation) and many fundamental things were out of my control. Those elements still really bother me from a filmmaking perspective, but it’s balanced by the fact that these unseen, unconsidered children got to have a voice.
The feature was screened at the inaugural Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival and at the UN Film Festival that same year.