It is the only film made about a man from a tiny Caribbean island who reached 80 percent of the planet in a single night. Mas Man - The Complete Work explores Peter Minshall's leap from designer in the Trinidad Carnival to an artistic director of the opening ceremonies for three Olympic Games. Minshall was instrumental in staging the 1992 Barcelona Games, Atlanta (1996) and Salt Lake City (2002), for which he won an Emmy. Olympic Games producers found Minshall's genius for orchestrating grand spectacles in the Trinidad Carnival, where his themes usually played on good and evil. His platform has been "the Mas," which he brings to the streets as theatre, or dancing mobiles, way beyond the horizon of masquerade.
The film has won nine awards at festivals in Trinidad & Tobago, New York City, Las Vegas, Ohio (2), Los Angeles, Switzerland, Indonesia and South Africa. It has been screened on six continents - USA, Canada, Argentina, England, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Poland, Greece, India, China, Thailand, Africa, Australia.
Everywhere, the film received the same message: When will the home video production be released? The time is here and now.
Oct. 1, 2012
The 3-DVD home video includes:
* The extended Mas Man -The Complete Work (2 hrs. 25 min.)
* Peter Minshall Uncut, Unplugged and Unapologetic (90 min.)
* DVD Extras featuring Zodiac, Jungle Fever (rescued from faded glory), Carnival of the Sea, Picoplat and The Lost Tribe (90 min.)
MORE THAN 5 HOURS OF THE CARNIVAL ART AND OLYMPIC ARTISTRY OF PETER MINSHALL. PLUS EVENTS SERVED BY THE MAS, LIKE MISS UNIVERSE, THE FRENCH BICENTENNIAL, THE CUBAN EXPERIENCE, A JAPANESE GAME SHOW, AN ANTIWAR MARCH ON WASHINGTON, D.C.
IT'S MORE THAN THEME, DANCE AND COSTUMERY. IT'S, WELL, MINSHALL, THE FOREMOST SAGE IN THE CARIBBEAN RELATABLE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.