Friday 21 September, 2018

PHOTOS: BPTT screens "to be a Renegade" for BP Renegades

On Saturday 17 September, BPTT hosted a private screening of ‘the to be a Renegade' documentary held for the BP Renegades band at the Government Campus Plaza Auditorium.

Minister of Culture, Nyam Gatsby Dolly, Minister of Agriculture, Clarence Rambharat, former  Mayor of Port of Spain Murchison Brown, former Minister of Culture Joan Yuille-Williams and Nneka Luke, CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company were among those that attended the private screening of the BPTT sponsored  documentary with BP Renegades band members, senior members friends and family of the Charlotte Street based steel orchestra. 

bpTT To Be a Renegade

Following the movie, Danielle A. Jones, BPTT Manager Corporate Communications recognised the family members of the BPRenegades for their support of the band and community: 'The greatest gift you can give a child is to expose them to the arts and culture of Trinidad and Tobago,' said Jones, 'we (BPTT) thanks the parents, Aunties, uncles, grannies and grandparents for exposing their families to pan.. We even thank the godparents, like my godmother who first took me to push pan for the Renegades on Charlotte Street in the 1990's and helped inspire this film.' 

Members of the public can see the documentary 'to be a Renegade', directed by James O'Connor, on September 22 and 25 in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. The company also announced the film would be shown again in 2018 as the band celebrates its 70th birthday.