Vampires, Devilbirds and Spirits: Tales of the Calypso Isles
A celebration of Caribbean wildlife, Vampires, Devilbirds and Spirits: Tales of the Calypso Isles takes an entertaining look at the myths and legends of Trinidad and Tobago, and many of the creatures on which they are based.
Nature plays a significant role in the country’s folklore, with narration by a local person and extensive role-play, the production interweaves these intriguing tales with impressive photography of the abundant wildlife, including infra-red footage of the elusive cave-dwelling oilbirds.
In the lush rainforest howler monkeys scamper up trees, vultures hunt from on high and iguanas camouflage themselves, and an exploration of the country’s caves yields more than sixty species of bat. An explosion of colour and exotic creatures, Vampires, Devilbirds and Spirits: Tales of the Calypso Isles is a cheerful portrayal of life in this sun-drenched archipelago.