Mas Man

Peter Minshall, Trinidad Carnival Artist, caribbean, CaribbeanTales

Mingling traditional Carnival elements with abstract ideas, Emmy Awardwinner Peter Minshall goes chic to chic with upper crust art in Trinidad’s annual spring festival. The film captures his flair for costumery and the enigma of a designer/artist whose main job seems to open confrontation between good and evil against the backdrop of the celebrations. His calling, as such, is to awaken themes about humanity that not only display a curious slant in art but also inform audiences that are privileged to discern his work. Minshall’s mobile street theatre, comprising 2,500 masqueraders, eventually influences the Olympic Games to feature him as an artistic director for the Opening Ceremonies in Barcelona, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.