Calypso Rose

The lioness of the jungle



Directed by

Pascale OBOLO

Written by

Pascale OBOLO


52’ / 85’


“I didn’t become a Calypso singer, I was born in Calypso,” says Calypso Rose. This film is her intimate portrait, the great diva of Calypso. It takes un with her on a journey from the island of Tobago, Trinidad, to New York, Paris, then Ouidah and Cotonou in Benin.


  • Trace TV
  • PBS
  • CNC
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Co Ltd (TTFC)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Entertainment Co Ltd (TTENT)
  • Tobago House of Assembly (THA)
  • Ministry of Arts and Multi-Cultures of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tourism Development of Trinidad and Tobago (TDC)
  • C Television (CNMG Group)
  • Trace TV
  • Maturity Productions (Trinidad)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Company
  • Philippe Djivas
  • Jean-Michel Gibert et Thierry Planelle

(principaux festivals)

  • FESPACO 2013 (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) : 2nd Prize in Documentary
  • Ecrans Noirs Festival 2013 (Yaoundé, Cameroun) : People’s Choice Award
  • Millenium Festival 2012 (Bruxelles, Belgique) : Opening film of the Festival, Panorama Section
  • Quintessence Festival 2012 (Ouidah, Bénin) : Attention of Jury
  • ARTE (Monde, hors Canada et USA)
  • Women Make Movies (Canada et USA)
Others productions
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