Miquel is a filmmaker from Barcelona based in Trinidad and Tobago. After 20 years producing TV shows in Europe, filming in 26 counties, he jumped to feature documentaries. He works as a director, camera operator and editor. Miquel has several internationally acclaimed documentaries in the Caribbean with more than 30 international awards. He also takes photos and produces commercials with his company T&T ROCKS.
No Bois Man No Fraid
"Keegan Taylor is in his 20s. He has been a frontline soca singer in the biggest soca bands from Trinidad & Tobago, worked in the oil industry graduated from university and won multiple medals internationally in karate. Benjamin Rondel is in his 30s, has trained and achieved rank in over 19 martial arts, worked in the oil industry in South and Central America and travelled the world as a certified instructor in martial arts and weapons training. He is the National Coach of one of the most successful Mixed Martial Arts & SAMBO teams in the Caribbean.
These two re-discovered their roots in the unique Trinidadian martial art of stickfighting or Kalinda and were accepted for mentorship by living legends of the art.
This film is their story and the contemporary retelling of what Benji describes as: “This maybe over 2000 year old art, handed down generation by generation to ensure the survival and protection of the village... for me, the greatest living martial artists I have ever met, who understand tactics, strategy, doctrine, improvised weapons, weaponised combat, blades, stick... Trinidad does have its own martial art.”
Follow Keegan and Benji as they enter the potentially lethal arena of the Gayelle, which to them, is a ring of liberation, “where I am a human being and I deserve to be alive and anybody in this circle I respect because they understand the value of life.”