A vivid restoration of the 1991 classic, One Hand Don’t Clap is an energising celebration of Caribbean culture and the importance of Calypso.
With incredible interviews and live performances, Kavery Kaul’s film is an insightful and fun exploration of the genre and its history.
Documenting the lead up to the coronation of Trinidad’s 1986 Calypso Monarch, we gain access to legendary Calypsonians, including Lord Kitchener and Calypso Rose, one of the first women to gain success in a typically male arena. Delving into their early careers and future aspirations, they detail the history of Calypsonian culture and its significance in communities.
This film has been digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund with support from the Leon Levy Foundation.