Project Description

PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP

PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP

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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019 @ 8PM MAYSLES CINEMA

PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP   CHRISTINA SHAW • USA • 2018 • Documentary

A feature length documentary about a passionate community of pan players fighting to keep steel pan alive in Brooklyn, NY.

The documentary follows a vibrant community of people in Brooklyn, NY who love steel pan and are fighting to keep it alive in Brooklyn. Through their preparation for an annual steel band competition, known as Panorama, we see how their love and passion helps them to overcome several challenges and obstacles facing the pan community in Brooklyn.

This documentary captures what it means to be part of a steel band and sheds light on why so many people eat, sleep, and play steel pan music. It showcases a Caribbean tradition in Brooklyn that is underrepresented, underreported and often overlooked.

CHRISTINA SHAW

Christine Shaw is a Brooklyn born Documentary Filmmaker and Associate Producer. She’s passionate about creating socially relevant documentaries that shine a positive light on the issues facing the African American and Caribbean community. Her documentary “From Prison to NYU” was featured in the 2012 African American Women in Cinema Festival. She recently directed and filmed the Ghost in the Shell PSA which was an official selection for the Women of the Lens festival in 2017. Christine recently completed her first feature length documentary, Panorama: Jamming to the Top, which documents steel bands in Brooklyn and the journey they take to compete in the annual Panorama competition.