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Published on May 30th, 2013 | by Wayne Bowman - Trinidad Express Newspapers

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Pan Film To Take World By Storm

An eight-year-old boy experiences his first Panorama championships having been taken to the Queen’s Park Savannah by his parents for the event. The little fellow is fascinated and in awe of the vast collective of pans, pan racks and pannists milling around preparing to take the big stage and face the judges in the hope of being declared the champion band at the end.
The atmosphere is electric and the child slips away from his parents during an unguarded moment. The next thing the parents know is their son is amongst a crowd of people pushing pan racks across the stage. The pans and their infectious aura had captured his spirit and the boy was suddenly a member of this glorious musical fraternity.
In the years since, the boy—Dr Kim Johnson‑has spent much of his time researching the history and development of the pan and the steelband movement. His work has to date resulted in a number of academic papers, four books and a series of lectures on the instrument and the movement surrounding it.  Now Johnson moves into another stage of his life’s work on the pan through a feature film titled Pan! A Modern Odyssey, the screenplay of which he wrote The core purpose of the film is to promote the pan and steelband movement internationally as well as to brand Trinidad and Tobago as the birthplace and home of pan. The 90-minute production was co-produced by Johnson, Jean Michel Gibert and Barthélémy Fougea. Serving as the director is French filmmaker, Thierry Teston.

The film tells the story of 10-year-old Jevanni, the grandson of the man who founded the Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra. The boy wants to play in the band, but faces a series of challenges to make the cut.  The film also follows the experiences of a French woman named, Eva who desires to play on the night of the Panorama finals, which was the dream of her recently deceased father. Her problem is that the band she was playing in, Birdsong, has been eliminated from the competition and she now needs to learn the tune being played by the band that is offering her a place.

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