Director - Frances-Anne Solomon
Development Producer - Calyx Passailaigue
In 1942, ANNE-MARIE, 6, moves to the rural community of Siparia on the island colony of Trinidad, West Indies, when her father, a medical doctor, is posted there. Isolated and imaginative, she absorbs the colourful -- and often brutal -- post-slavery/colonial working-class environment. She develops a fascination for PUGGLI, an old East Indian woman who lives across the street. Locals call her “Soucouyant” -- they say at night she sheds her skin to fly and suck the blood of her sleeping victims.