Boom-boom small, me ain't fraid
Dem at all,
If de boom-boom big!
ah putting waist on all.
(Boom-Boom Time, Iwer George, 1987)
Bottom in de Road offers a humorous exploration of the Caribbean male’s attempt at conquest of and cultural fascination with ‘bottom power’, a fascination that perceives the female bottom as a source of inspiration, a sign of fertility, a symbol of strength and an expression of sexuality.
Bottom in de Road presents this fascination in stark contrast with women’s demonstration of ‘bottom power’ especially during Carnival as they assert their freedom, individuality and independence in public spaces - a practice that generates constant conflict with religious institutions that seek to impose social sanctions on them.
Filmed in locations from Port-of-Spain to Point Fortin, on beaches and boats, in bars and banquets, Bottom in De Road features calypso, reggae and soca music and delves into candid interviews with cultural icons, ‘the man in the street’, experts in the field of gender, sexology, theology and anthropology. Bottom in De Road is a true true Caribbean film, steeped in Caribbean culture - its music, its scenery, its language and its people.
Bottom in de Road will have its world premiere on 22nd September 2015 at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
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