Sonja Dumas

Sonja Dumas – $6,626

Project write Up

FilmTT supported Sonja Dumas by covering the cost of her airfare to the New York African Diaspora International Film Festival, where she premiered her directorial work, “The Venerable,” on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

The Venerable is a short tribute to Norman McNeil who was born on July 3, 1821 in Tobago as an enslaved person, but rose to become a famous educator. In his 50-year career in teaching, he contributed extensively to pre-school education – especially in the area of Whim. The United Nations declared 2015-2024 the International Decade of People of African Descent. In the spirit of this decade and of family heritage, his descendants, which include the filmmaker, honour his achievements with this production.

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