Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New York Honours Makandal Daaga

The Chief Servant Makandal Daaga, Political Leader of N.J.A.C. and T&T's Cultural Ambassador Extraordinaire to Caricom was one of the panelists at the Brooklyn film screening of a new film on the 1970 T&T revolution.

Th screening of the film entitled '70: "Remembering a Revolution" took place at Lafayette Presbyterian Church Brooklyn , on Thursday, June 23, 2011.

The panel discussion was moderated by foremost U.S. Trade Unionist Roger Toussaint, International V.P. of the TWU of America and chair of the hosting committee.

Other panelists included the Honourable Stephen Cadiz producer of the film and T&T's Minister of Trade and industry; The Honourable Embau Moheni, Deputy Political leader of N.J.A.C., and T&T's Minister in the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism; and Professor Henry Newton, Department of History, Temple University.

Also present at the event, were the film's Director Alex de Verteiul, and it's Editor, Luke Paddington.The website for the film is

Ms. Liseli Daaga, head of the Butler Institute of Lifelong Learning and wife of Chief Servant Makandal Daaga, was also there and spoke to members of the audience.

The event appeared in an article in the N.Y. Daily News.

In addition, a review of the event appeared in a Trinidad Guardian Newspapers article.

The words that were engraved in the two plaques presented to Chief Servant Makandal Daaga were as follows.
Presented to:
Brother Makandal Daaga
For a Lifetime of Vision and Sacrifice
Faithful to the Ancestors
Leader of a Generation,
Trailblazer & People's Champion.
On behalf of the
Caribbean Community
of the Greater New York Area,
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

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