For over a decade, murders, robberies and other violent crimes have soared in Trinidad leading to a massive change in the way that ordinary citizens live their lives. When a shocking daytime shooting happens, television personality Ian Alleyne uses anonymous tips from his audience to track down the suspect. Alleyne’s TV show, “Crime Watch”, is the most watched crime programme in Trinidad & Tobago. The show is also watched throughout the Caribbean and streamed to large audiences worldwide on Facebook and Youtube. With police corruption leading to a distrust among citizens, the public would rather give their information to Alleyne anonymously, who then works with the police to apprehend the suspects – sometimes to his own detriment. With unprecedented access to Alleyne, his crew and studio, a portrait of a complicated man and a troubled nation is revealed in “Party Done”.
Medium Length (47mins) Documentary | Trinidad and Tobago
Ian Harnarine was born in Canada to Trinidadian immigrants. After earning a Bachelor’s in Physics & Astronomy and a Master’s in Nuclear Physics, he eventually became bored with Physics research, moved to Brooklyn and became a filmmaker. Harnarine has since earned an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film School. He is a member of the National Board of Review, The Television Academy and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. His short film “Doubles With Slight Pepper”, won the Best Short Film Award at the TIFF and the Canadian Academy Award. “Caroni” premiered at TIFF and continues to screen at festivals worldwide. Harnarine’s work for “Sesame Street” garnered an Emmy nomination. He has been profiled in Filmmaker Magazine, The New York Times, Caribbean Beat and Playback Magazine.