Private Project

Peko: Today For Tomorrow

Melded moments of wisdom shared with an elderly Trinidadian farmer in his garden.

  • Jovan Lalla
    Plant Speech
  • Peter/Peko Tardieu
    Key Cast
  • Corinna Sequea
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Country of Filming:
    Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Director Biography - Jovan Lalla

Jovan is a film student of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Film Programme, reading for a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production with a Minor in Linguistics. His experimental short, Plant Speech, was selected in the 40th Filmschoolfest. He has a deep appreciation for authenticity and values film as an art form.

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Director Statement

This short doc is a brief moment spent with a man who has lived for a long time tending to his garden in the village of Paramin, Trinidad. The days I accompanied him on his daily routine are reflected in these 23 minutes.