Christopher Laird

Christopher Laird, has been a teacher, published the arts journal Kairi and ran a theatre in Port of Spain during the 1970s. He has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with Banyan Ltd. over the past 35 years garnering a score of national, regional and international awards.

He has overseen the establishment of what is arguably the world’s largest collection of Caribbean culture on video in the Caribbean Film and Video Archive. In 2003 he founded, with Errol Fabien, the region’s first all Caribbean free to air television station, Gayelle.

In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of the West Indies and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company.

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