Announcing the theatrical premiere of new Ian Alleyne doc, ‘Party Done’
—Published on 3rd Mar, 2022.
With the incredible popularity of the television series, “Crime Watch”, Ian Alleyne has become a household name in Trinidad and Tobago. ‘Party Done’, a new documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of Alleyne’s controversial show as well as his life is to have its theatrical premiere at Movietowne Port of Spain and San Fernando on Thursday March 17th.
‘Party Done’ will be doubled with ‘The Forgotten Boys’, a documentary which follows an English teacher who transforms the lives of three prison inmates in Trinidad, and their theatrical run will continue at Movietowne (Port of Spain and San Fernando) through Wednesday March 30th.
Screening times for the first week will be at 3pm, 5:30pm and 8pm.
For over a decade, murders, robberies and other violent crimes have soared in Trinidad and Tobago, leading to a massive change in the way that ordinary citizens live their lives. When a shocking daytime shooting happens, popular (if controversial) TV host, 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 Ian Alleyne, his crew and studio, ‘Party Done’ reveals a portrait of a complicated man and a troubled nation.
‘The Forgotten Boys’ follows the stories of three strangers, Darrem, Cornelius and Jahmai, who collectively depict the realities and struggles of the various stages of incarceration. Each journey is an exploration of the intergenerational impacts of mass incarceration. The common thread between these young men is a prison-based English class and debate team taught and developed by Trinidadian journalist, Debbie Jacob. Restorative justice programmes within the prison tend to be a safe haven, providing remandees and inmates with a sense of purpose. ‘The Forgotten Boys’ takes audiences behind and beyond the bars seeking to humanise a sector of society that is often isolated. The overall mission is to challenge stigmas, empower the misrepresented and influence social change. Highlighting universal human experience and adversity from a Caribbean perspective.