an IAN HARNARINE film
Synopsis: Starring Errol Sitahal, Sanjiv Boodhu, Susan Hannays-Abraham, “Doubles” is set in rural Trinidad, and tells the story of Dhani, who struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad’s quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.
Doubles with Slight Pepper was written and directed by Ian Harnarine. It was shot in March 2011 at various locations throughout the island of Trinidad. Using an entirely local cast the shoot lasted for 7 days.
Doubles with Slight Pepper was made with generous contributions from The Spike Lee Production Fund and The Trinidad & Tobago Film Company.
It was the winner of the 2012 GENIE AWARD (The Canadian Academy Awards) for “BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA,” and of the 2011 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL award for “BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM.” The film was also selected for the 2012 Cannes Short Film Corner and most recently, won the award for the “Best Short Film,” at the Bushwick Film Festival, in Brooklyn.